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