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Mon: 8am-5pm; Tue: 12pm-6pm; Wed-Thurs: 8am-3pm; Fri: 7am-3pm; Sat-Mon: closed

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4550 Eubank Blvd. NE Suite 201 Albuquerque, NM 87111

What measures should I take to help with my TMJ before seeing a TMJ specialist?

Follow the given tips to manage the symptoms of TMJ before visiting a TMJ specialist in Albuquerque.

  • Take in soft foods and avoid hard foods that require biting using the front teeth.
  • Avoid chewing gums.
  • Don’t open your mouth more than one or two inches.
  • Use both sides of your mouth to chew food.
  • Apply heat pads against the jaw three to four times per day for five to ten minutes.
  • If the pain is not intense, use a cold compress to reduce the pain and inflammation.
  • Use a rotation motion to massage the sore joint, and then open the mouth and hold for a few seconds. Repeat this exercise throughout the day to manage pain.