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To help prevent or treat a temporomandibular disorder (TMD), you can try gentle jaw exercises. You can also try techniques that help you relax your jaw muscles.
Try a gentle exercise to restore normal range of motion, improve flexibility, and strengthen the jaw muscles. Your doctor, dentist, or physical therapist can recommend additional exercises.
Do not do this exercise when your pain is severe or if it makes your pain worse.
Paying attention to how you use your jaw can both prevent and help relieve symptoms.
Good habits that help relax and rest your jaw include:
Avoid things that make your jaw tense:
For more tips, see Jaw Problems: Changing Your Diet and Temporomandibular Disorders: Ways to Ease Pain.
Current as of: October 3, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Current as of:
October 3, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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