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NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT

While much of what we have presented in this website has emphasized the mechanical, neurologic and muscular issues of TMD, inflammation of the temporomandibular joints is what drives most TM joint driven disorders (see TMD DVD for graphic pictures of inflamed TMJ's viewed through the arthroscope during surgery). That said, nutritional advice should be incorporated into any TMD treatment plan. The nutritional suggestions should address at least these two issues:

  1. Control of inflammation
  2. Maintain optimum health while on a soft food diet including a high quality protein drink/meal replacement

Obviously there are many nutritional needs not mentioned here, but these two factors should always enter into case planning. Please contact me for suggestions about products that satisfy these needs and have proven to be effective in management of TMD.


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