Do you want to know all about the TMJ disorder? If so, good for you! The more you know about this disorder, the better chance you have of treating and preventing it. Our dentist, Dr. Gregory Zabek, is happy to tell you all about the TMJ disorder today. In fact, he is happy to share the following TMJ facts with you:
-The temporomandibular joints are the joints that hinge your jaw to your skull. They allow you to open and close your mouth so you can eat, talk and even swallow.
-Symptoms of the TMJ disorder include pain in the jaw, difficulty chewing, clicking and locking in the jaw, ear pain and more.
-There are many causes of the TMJ disorder, like joint misalignment, jaw injury, arthritis, stress, bruxism, teeth misalignment and more.
-Treatments available for the TMJ disorder include the use of a bite guard, prescribed medications, relaxation techniques, physical therapy, stretching, soothing the jaw and more.
-Dr. Gregory Zabek can help treat the TMJ disorder as well as protect your teeth and jaw by prescribing a bite guard.
For more information and details about the TMJ disorder in San Francisco, California, please contact Gregory Zabek Advanced General and Cosmetic Dentistry today and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 415-362-1102 and we will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to helping you!