\tEat a diet of soft, non-chewy foods for the next 2 weeks. \tDo not chew gum for 2 weeks. \tUse a cold compress on the sore area of the jaw to help reduce inflammation - keep the cold compress on for 20 minutes and then remove for 20 minutes; repeat. \tIf the muscles are still sore, you can also use a warm compress on the sore jaw area to help relax them – keep the warm compress on for 20 minutes and then remove for 20 minutes; repeat. \tDo not open your mouth wide and stabilize your jaw when yawning. \tTake 800mg Ibuprofen four times a day with food to help reduce inflammation if needed for pain -- Do not do this for more than one week. \tFollow the golden rule “If it hurts don’t do it!”. \tCall our office if you have any questions or concerns. Schedule an Appointment Today Our Hudsonville, MI, dentists are ready to help you and your family get the quality dental care you deserve. Call Hudsonville Dental today at (616) 209-4024, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.