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... I can open my mouth up barely enough to squeak in some croutons (which I nibble on when I crave a crunch). I only can chew on the left side of my jaw, and only on TWO teeth (one upper and one lower) -- that's it. So while I usually eat soft or liquid foods, this is a rarity. I crunched my croutons, and my left ear started filling up. BTW, what IS this fullness anyway? ... (7 replies)
... Hi Elle, Was wondering how you were feeling.... I also have issues stemming from my neck. My left side is hard as a rock... I get pain in the back and side of my head, also my temple. I am in physical therapy but have not noticed any improvement yet. I would certainly continue pursuing the neck correlation. Hope you are feeling better! (3 replies)
... As far as my diet, I eat soft foods and I cut my food into small pieces. No more crunchy foods. ... (7 replies)

... hen I workout on a stationairy bike. I haven't had any blow to my actual jaw bone. My dr said it could have even been biting on something hard.. I eat a lot of crunchy foods, always on that side, I even bite through a corn husk while I was eating corn a while ago. I feel like I'm analyzing everything. ... (3 replies)
TMJ for 6 months
Jul 1, 2014
... or massage therapy to address muscle spasms and strengthen the joint. And I would avoid hard crunchy foods and chewing gum for now. Hope this helps. ... (2 replies)
... I said ... eating crunchy foods, apples especially or fruit where you used to really sink your teeth into. ... (6 replies)
... Haven't had a burger on a roll in years, rarely eat sandwiches or bagels. Crunchy foods can actually be easier than chewy ones, weird I know. I use warm compresses when possible. ... (9 replies)
... crunchy foods give them problems...but not me! ... (4 replies)
... Oh, I hear you. I have trouble sleeping, the ear pain is so bad. I made the mistake of eating some crunchy foods Tuesday and have been paying for it ever since. I knew not to, but, the soft food thing gets old after a while. ... (4 replies)
... I have been pretty good about the foods I eat...no nuts or anything that crunchy. But sometimes, even when I chew just a little too much, my muscles get sore and it's annoying. ... (1 replies)
... yeah, I think it could cause your jaw to hurt. Its best to just stick to softer foods. maybe eating a few hard things is okay, but be careful (2 replies)
... Hi and welcome to the board :wave: In treatment of TMJ is there usually only phase l and phase ll. Phase l consists of treatment such as splint, PT, massage therapy etc.. Once the patient is out of pain and comfortable for at least 6 months they move onto phase ll which usually consists of either braces, equilibration, crowns/restorations or a combination of these... (5 replies)
... Hi, This board is a lifeline, everyone here is so helpful! Am new to TMD and wanted to ask if the following is the normal diagnosis/recommendation - I am a 40 yo woman who was diagnosed w/TMD a couple of mos ago and went to a very well known TMJ specialist in Northern VA whose been recommended on this great doc thread as a good local TMJ specialist. Have had... (5 replies)
... opening wide every now and thing and watching what I eat. As you know, you should stay away from crunchy foods and gum. ... (27 replies)
... velvetgrl, I'll try to answer your questions as best I can. You are correct, I wore my splint for 1 year. My TMJ dentist instructed me not to chew gum, no hard/crunchy foods, only soft foods, and to cut food into very small pieces so less chewing would be necessary. I also wasn't supposed to open my mouth really wide when I yawned or coughed, etc. When I took my splint... (7 replies)
... at I found him. That he has changed my life around so quickly. I can laugh, talk smile all I want now. I just ate brocolli! I am still real careful with the crunchy foods, but slowly eating a better diet. ... (28 replies)
... I had displaced discs and my bite was totally off. Stretching, jaw exercises, and TMJ massages helped me. Soft, non crunchy foods offers a break to your muscles. Also, heat helps as a temporary messure. ... (28 replies)
To Meter
Jul 9, 2003
... on that area for over one year. I clench my teeth, so I practiced the saying "lips together, teeth apart, from this position I do not part". I stayed away from crunchy foods even on good days and to this day will not bite into an apple or corn on the cob. I wish you lots of luck, hang in there and things will improve. ... (3 replies)
... Naughty, naughty, you!!! Soak them croutons in water before you eat them. NO CRUNCHY FOODS, you are making me hurt!!! ... (7 replies)
... You can eat whatever doesn't bother you. If you decide to eat a salad of course stay away from carrots, celery and other hard crunchy stuff, if that bothers you. The lettuce itself you may find is easy to eat. As far as sandwiches thin bread and not to much stuff inside should be OK.... ... (3 replies)


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