TMJ Treatment in San Francisco
Sunset Dentistry offers treatment for TMJ disorder in San Francisco, CA. If you are experiencing jaw pain or discomfort when chewing or talking, talk with our dentist about the diagnosis and treatment for TMJ disorder.
What is the Temporomandibular Joint?
The temporomandibular joint is a small joint located in front on each side of the head. This joint connects the lower jawbone to the skull. When the jaws move up and down, the temporal bone moves up and down with it. In addition, the mandible (lower jaw) rotates around the zygomatic arch, which is attached to the skull.
A normal bite involves the movement of both the upper and lower teeth against one another. However, some people experience pain or discomfort when chewing, talking, yawning, smiling, laughing, or even drinking cold liquids. This may indicate a TMJ disorder.