Temporomandibular Syndrome - 15 tips to get relief
Other / / August 12, 2017
Temporomandibular syndrome - an overview
Syndrome TMJ, without a doubt the most difficult and controversial of all modern ailments.
But we will not get involved in the ongoing discussions, such as: whether the syndrome is the problem of muscle, or involved in this ligament or bone and cartilage.We also will not argue whether or not the root cause of stress, or improper placement of the teeth, or any other of the many suspected causes.
The only thing that concerns you personally, if you have this problem, so this is what to do with it.Here's what experts advise to do at home to complement the treatment that the doctor has appointed.
Symptoms that may be needed to see a doctor
The most common symptoms of temporomandibular joint syndrome (headache, toothache, pain in the neck, shoulders or back and clicking sound or crackling when opening and closing the mouth) is not anything serious - itmild irritation will pass when the condition is normalized.
However, there are symptoms that are considered to
«If you can not open your mouth, you can not brush your teeth and have sharp headaches, go to the doctor", - says Dr. Perry.This is a sign that the temporomandibular syndrome worsens.
Go with the flow
This means - do everything you can to increase the blood flow to this area.Maybe you want to apply moist heat or ice, but do not rotate their "Apply ice or wet heat to both sides of the jaw, -. Says dentist Sheldon Gross of the University of Medicine and Dentistry.- Some of the best helps to heat the other - the ice.You should experiment to select.You can also try a light stretching and massage.If you increase the blood flow to this area, it may reduce some of the symptoms. "
Buy a jaw guard for the jaw in a sporting goods store, soften it in hot water and then bite down to better fit your mouth.If you will be wearing this device, it will keep your jaw in a stable position and will help to temporarily deal with the symptoms.
Take a vacation
«If you have severe pain in and around the mouth, think about the rest of the jaws.This means for a limited time a soft and liquid foods and see if it will help, "- offers dentist Harold T. Perry, a professor at Northwestern University.
Take aspirin and a massage
«Aspirin - it is an amazing tool for any muscle and joint problems," - says Dr. Perry.It proposes to take one tablet and then within a few minutes to make samomassaj bracing jaws with hot napkins.
whether you are sitting correctly?
«If you work at a desk, check the position of your body during the day.Make sure that you - and especially your chin - do not hang over the table, - says Jay Owen Rogal dentist from Philadelphia.- The main thing is that when sitting or standing your cheekbone was above the collarbone, and your ears are not too came forward because of the shoulders. "
Many people with temporomandibular joint syndrome are also available with a back problem."These are two interconnected and not separate problems," - says Dr. Rogal.
Drop your pillow
Instead, tuck a thin neck folded towel (thickness around the wrist).Other place a towel under your back and under your knees - pillow.Sleep in the supine position throughout the night can act on relaxing your jaw, which is essential for overcoming the temporomandibular syndrome.Well, if you usually sleep on your side?Dr. Rogal offers put on the bags of beans on either side of the head, to prevent the turns.
Limit your jaw movement
«Do not open your mouth like a lion.If you are feeling looms yawn, limit it, substituting his fist under his chin, "- says the dentist Andrew S. Ka- plan, assistant professor of clinical dentistry at the School of Medicine Mount Sinai in the City University of New York, the author of the" Book of the temporomandibular syndrome".
Stop teeth grinding
There is no doubt that the grinding of the teeth, which doctors called bruxism, can cause illness or lead to an aggravation of the temporomandibular syndrome.
Get rid of the seven bad habits
If you want to get rid of TMJ syndrome, follow our advice.
- lie on his stomach with his head turned to one side;
- lie on his back with his head at an acute angle, in order to read or watch TV;
- clamped the phone between shoulder and cheek;
- underlay under the cheek of one or both hands for too long;
- worn over the shoulder a heavy bag;
- perform work that requires tilting the head up for long periods of time, for example, to paint the ceiling;
- wear high heels.
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