Patient Comments: TMJ - Risk Factors


What kind of activities exacerbate your TMJ pain? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Gail59tx, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

Gum chewing, grinding my teeth at night (dentists have told me I do this), and eating tough foods like beef jerky exacerbate your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain. Yawning excessively also will cause my jaw to ache.

Comment from: johnbclay, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 26

My temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problem started only a few weeks ago. It makes eating very difficult. My jaw clicks loudly, although I don't know if others can hear it. Sometimes it locks when I chew food. It's quite painful. I think I'll only be able to eat soft foods if it keeps up. It only hurts when I eat, although I am aware of mild pain most of the time. I take Panadol every day and fish oil, but it doesn't help much.

Comment from: TATA, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

Chewing my food exacerbates my TMJ pain and it radiates to my head.


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