A VARIETY OF TREATMENTS FOR TMJ PAIN ARE AVAILABLE RANGING FROM THE SIMPLE TO COMPLEX SURGERY. MOST EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT TREATMENT SHOULD BE PROGRESSIVE. A CONSERVATIVE APPROACH IS RECOMMENDED, AS YOU EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS AND IDENTIFY CAUSE.
APPLYING MOIST HEAT OR COLD PACKS IS THE MOST BASIC TREATMENTS FOR TMJ; AND A GREAT PLACE TO START:
Apply an ice pack to the side of your face and temple area for about 10 minutes. Do a few simple stretching exercises for your jaw (as instructed by your dentist or physical therapist). After exercising, apply a warm towel or washcloth to the side of your face for about 5 minutes. Perform this routine a few times each day.*
Make this easier on yourself by utilizing the Cool Jaw® soft stretch face wrap with hot / cold gel packs. The product line utilizes a unique, patented pocket design that allows patients to easily replace gel packs without compromising compression.