As humans, we need food to survive and live a healthy lifestyle. If you’re someone who suffers from TMJ pain it can be painful to eat some of your favorite foods. Crunchy and chewy foods can be two of the most difficult categories of food for someone with a TMJ disorder. If you’re experiencing pain while chewing, it may be related to TMJ issue.

Common foods that are problematic for those suffering from TMJ disorders include:

  • Raw vegetables
  • Corn on the cob
  • Nuts
  • Pizza Crust
  • Gum
  • Pretzels

While we do suggest you try to stay away from some of these foods that cause pain, in certain instances there is a solution. Cooking raw vegetables is one of the best ways to ease your jaw pain and still enjoy your meals.

Dr. Manoj Maggan is a TMJ specialist at the Center for TMJ Therapy and is able to diagnose and treat your TMJ pain. If eating is becoming a painful and troubling task, it is important to consult with a specialist. Dr. Maggan wants to make sure you’re taken care of and free from pain after visiting our Alpharetta, GA office.

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