on March 17, 2013
at 04:01 PM
Matt is right, it does sound like TMJD. Until you see a professional, preferably a dentist, I have a couple of suggestions. Dont chew hard foods, ie avoid whole nuts for now and dont eat anything where you have to open really wide to bite, like an apple, for instance. Cut food into smaller pieces. Also avoid sleeping on your side with your hands resting under your cheek - this pushes the jaw to one side and exacerbates jaw problems. And dont clench! Hope this helps.