Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder Instructions

Rest the joint

  • Eat a soft diet for two weeks: for example soups, mashed potatoes, jello, and pudding.
  • AVOID steaks, raw vegetables, raw fruits, caramels, etc.
  • Do NOT chew gum.

Use a heating pad twice a day

  • 15 minutes in the morning, 7 1/2 minutes on each side
  • 15 minutes in the evening, 7 1/2 minutes on each side

Take Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil)

  • 400mg to 800mg 3 or 4 times a day for 10 days
  • Do not exceed 2400mg in 24 hours