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Foods That Can Trigger More TMJ Pain

Posted on 6/8/2020 by Palisades Surgical Arts
Foods That Can Trigger More TMJ PainTMJ disorders can cause a lot of discomfort. Although there are a number of devices and medications that can help you treat TMJ disorder, you also need to ensure that you take precautions at your end so you can provide some relief to the condition. While there is no cure for TMJ disorder, there are a number of techniques and tips you can use to help provide relief and one of the major solutions is to focus on what you eat and how you eat.

Food Choices

TMJ disorder puts a lot of stress on your jaw and eating hard food will only worsen the condition. If you suffer from TMJ disorder and you have a lot of tension and stress in your jaws, avoid eating food that is hard because this will put more stress on your jaws and the pain will only increase. You don't have to avoid eating hot food completely. You just need to avoid it until the treatment process actually starts working. You should also try to avoid eating food that is very chewy in nature because this will also put a lot of stress on your gums and jaws. If you have the habit of chewing gum you may want to quit because this is one of the worst things that you can do when you suffer from TMJ disorder.
When you have something in your mouth that you chew on, you will find it very difficult to continue chewing and this could make the condition a lot worse than it already is. You should also focus on taking smaller bites and chewing your food slowly without applying too much pressure on your jaws. If you want to know what all devices can help you get relief from TMJ and what you should avoid eating when you suffer from this condition, then visit our office and meet our expert professionals.
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