Biological Dentistry: Managing TMD Discomfort Holistically | Dr. Jeffrey Supple

Discomfort and pain in your jaw, clicking sounds while you talk or chew, and swelling on the sides of your face can all be symptoms of Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). This condition can make everyday activities like talking and eating painful and uncomfortable. At our holistic dental practice in Albuquerque, we understand the impact TMD can have on your life. We’ve compiled a list of natural and holistic tips for managing TMD discomfort and encourage you to schedule a visit for a comprehensive evaluation.

Holistic Approaches to Relief at Home

If your jaw is swollen, try applying a cold compress to the affected area for about 10 minutes. Follow this with gentle jaw stretches if possible. After the cold compress, apply warm, moist heat to the same area for an additional 5 to 10 minutes to help relax the muscles.

For noticeable discomfort, natural remedies such as turmeric, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, can be effective. If you find yourself needing relief daily, it’s important to contact us immediately for further evaluation and support.

The “Don’ts” of TMD Management

Avoid applying excess pressure to your jaw as this can exacerbate TMD symptoms. Don’t use your hand to rest your chin, as this increases strain on your jaw. When talking on the phone frequently, avoid holding the phone between your shoulder and ear.

Clenching your jaw and keeping your teeth tightly closed can lead to a buildup of pressure in the jaw. Practice mindfulness to keep your teeth slightly apart during the day to relieve this pressure. Techniques such as meditation and deep breathing can also help reduce overall tension.

Contact Us

Our holistic dental team in Albuquerque is here to support you. Schedule a consultation with our holistic dentist to explore the natural and holistic solutions available for managing TMD discomfort. We will provide a thorough examination to determine the best course of treatment tailored to your needs.

Relief may be closer than you think. Contact our holistic dental team today to learn more about how we can help you manage TMD naturally.

Biological Dentistry of Albuquerque
Phone: 505-299-6950
10409 Montgomery Pkwy NE, Suite 102
Albuquerque, NM 87111

Biological Dentistry Of Albuquerque