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How can I treat pain while I chew?
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: TMJ
Do not chew for a few days and drink only liquids like ensure or carnation instant breakfast drink until the pain gets better. Do not chew gum. Take Motrin 600 or 800 mg to reduce the inflammation.
Good luck. You have to rest the jaw just like you rest a knee or ankle when it gets inflamed.

In brief: TMJ
Do not chew for a few days and drink only liquids like ensure or carnation instant breakfast drink until the pain gets better. Do not chew gum. Take Motrin 600 or 800 mg to reduce the inflammation.
Good luck. You have to rest the jaw just like you rest a knee or ankle when it gets inflamed.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: TMJ
Do not chew for a few days and drink only liquids like ensure or carnation instant breakfast drink until the pain gets better. Do not chew gum. Take Motrin 600 or 800 mg to reduce the inflammation.
Good luck. You have to rest the jaw just like you rest a knee or ankle when it gets inflamed.

In brief: TMJ
Do not chew for a few days and drink only liquids like ensure or carnation instant breakfast drink until the pain gets better. Do not chew gum. Take Motrin 600 or 800 mg to reduce the inflammation.
Good luck. You have to rest the jaw just like you rest a knee or ankle when it gets inflamed.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Holly Barth
General Practice
In brief: Different ways
What you're probably referring to is tmj-which is pain and clicking in the jaw.
You can take Ibuprofen as needed according to the dosage on the bottle. Another option is sleeping with a mouth guard if you think you're grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night. Avoid chewing gum as excessive chewing can exacerbate the pain. See your doctor or dentist if the pain persists.

In brief: Different ways
What you're probably referring to is tmj-which is pain and clicking in the jaw.
You can take Ibuprofen as needed according to the dosage on the bottle. Another option is sleeping with a mouth guard if you think you're grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw at night. Avoid chewing gum as excessive chewing can exacerbate the pain. See your doctor or dentist if the pain persists.
Holly Barth
Holly Barth
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