26th November 2019

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What is a TMJ flare up?

Some specific things you can do to ease the pain include:
  1. Resting your jaws.
  2. Staying hydrated.
  3. Applying ice alternated with moist heat.
  4. Applying analgesic or anti-inflammatory creams.
  5. Gentle passive stretching of your jaw.
  6. Correcting your posture.
  7. Sleeping on your back.

How do you ease the pain of TMJ?

HELP YOURSELF FIRST - REMEMBER LESS IS BEST!
  1. Moist Heat. Moist heat from a heat pack or a hot water bottle wrapped in a warm, moist towel can improve function and reduce pain.
  2. Ice.
  3. Soft Diet.
  4. Over the-Counter Analgesics.
  5. Jaw Exercises.
  6. Relaxation Techniques.
  7. Side Sleeping.
  8. Relax Facial Muscles.

What are the signs of jaw cancer?

Some of the most common oral cancer symptoms and signs include:
  • Persistent mouth sore: A sore in the mouth that does not heal is the most common symptom of oral cancer.
  • Pain: Persistent mouth pain is another common oral cancer sign.
  • A lump or thickening in the cheek.
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