If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
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:
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Arden Christen, DDS, MSD, MA, FACD - Dentistry|
|Last Revised||January 11, 2012|
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