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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders

The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located where your lower jaw meets your skull. These joints allow movement up, down, forward, back, and side-to-side. As a result of being used many times every day and dealing with tremendous forces when you chew, TMJ disorders are common and can cause pain and discomfort. At San Mateo Dental Care, our experienced dentists are ready to help you find relief from TMJ-related discomfort.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have a TMJ disorder:

  • Jaw locking when open or closed
  • Popping or clicking noises from the jaw
  • Pain in either or both joints
  • Headaches/backache/neck ache
  • Facial pain
  • Inability to open the mouth without pain

However, before diagnosing a patient with TMJ Syndrome, our dentists perform a complete and comprehensive examination to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms. This ensures that we provide you with the most accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs. Contact San Mateo Dental Care today to schedule your TMJ examination.

Causes and Treatment of TMJ

TMJ is caused by various factors. Arthritis, stress, gum disease, tooth decay — all of these could be causing or mimicking TMJ disorders. Likewise, for every series of causes, there are multipale possible treatments. Dr. Belen will guide you through the many treatment options — from simple to surgical.

Don’t live with the pain of TMJ pain! Solutions can be found! Contact us today!

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