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Are there any exercises I can do to help with tmj?
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4 doctors agree
In brief: YES and NO
I would not necessarily follow exercises that you may have discovered online or from friends, etc.
I would go in a have a consult with a tmj/tmd specialist and be supervised in doing the types of exercises designed for your unique set of tmj/tmd circumstances.

In brief: YES and NO
I would not necessarily follow exercises that you may have discovered online or from friends, etc.
I would go in a have a consult with a tmj/tmd specialist and be supervised in doing the types of exercises designed for your unique set of tmj/tmd circumstances.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most people with TMJ grind their teeth, which is related to stress, so meditation and other stress reduction techniques can help.
There are many exercises that can help tmj- a good place to start learning about these is http://www.Ehow.Com/how_2352238_cure-tmj-jaw-exercises.Html it may be best to see a professional orofacial myofunctional therapist- you can locate one at http://www.Iaom.Com/.

In brief: Yes
Most people with TMJ grind their teeth, which is related to stress, so meditation and other stress reduction techniques can help.
There are many exercises that can help tmj- a good place to start learning about these is http://www.Ehow.Com/how_2352238_cure-tmj-jaw-exercises.Html it may be best to see a professional orofacial myofunctional therapist- you can locate one at http://www.Iaom.Com/.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. John Van der Werff
Also www.aaop.org and www.aacfp.org are good places to look.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Some ideas
Good summary here: http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-TMJ-with-Jaw-Exercises

In brief: Some ideas
Good summary here: http://www.wikihow.com/Cure-TMJ-with-Jaw-Exercises
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Raj Upadya
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Spray and stretch type exercises can help relieve muscle strain of the tmj.
.. So can behavior modification such as the mantra "lips together, teeth apart." seeing a dental practitioner well versed in tmd could also help...

In brief: Yes
Spray and stretch type exercises can help relieve muscle strain of the tmj.
.. So can behavior modification such as the mantra "lips together, teeth apart." seeing a dental practitioner well versed in tmd could also help...
Dr. Raj Upadya
Dr. Raj Upadya
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Relaxation
The biggest think is relaxation.
When under stress and tension, the muscles in the TMJ area pull on the various structures in the area. Relaxing and reducing stress is the best thing.

In brief: Relaxation
The biggest think is relaxation.
When under stress and tension, the muscles in the TMJ area pull on the various structures in the area. Relaxing and reducing stress is the best thing.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: Of course
Regular, slow, gentle TMJ exercises will relieve many of the symptoms associated with TMJ and may help increase jaw mobility and healing.
It is important to appreciate that the TMJ is very complex and therefore all exercises should be done only with your doctor’s approval.

In brief: Of course
Regular, slow, gentle TMJ exercises will relieve many of the symptoms associated with TMJ and may help increase jaw mobility and healing.
It is important to appreciate that the TMJ is very complex and therefore all exercises should be done only with your doctor’s approval.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Yes
Place your tongue on the roof of the mouth, rested behind your top front teeth.
Open your mouth slowly, taking notice in any sideways movement of your teeth. Once you open it to the largest you can without any strain, close it, looking for the same lateral movements.If there are any, do the exercise slower.

In brief: Yes
Place your tongue on the roof of the mouth, rested behind your top front teeth.
Open your mouth slowly, taking notice in any sideways movement of your teeth. Once you open it to the largest you can without any strain, close it, looking for the same lateral movements.If there are any, do the exercise slower.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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