We can diagnose and treat temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders at Financial District Dentistry, and offer relief to those suffering from jaw pain, discomfort and dysfunction. Our practice employs a holistic approach, combining state-of-the-art technology with advanced treatment methods to address the root cause of TMJ disorders. 

Understanding TMJ Disorders

The temporomandibular joint connects your jaw to the temporal bones of your skull and allows you to open and close your mouth, enabling talking, chewing and yawning. TMJ disorders can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement, leading to a significant impact on quality of life. 

Symptoms of TMJ Disorders

  • Jaw pain or tenderness
  • Aching pain around and in the ear
  • Difficulty chewing or discomfort while chewing
  • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close the mouth 

TMJ Treatment Options

Our comprehensive treatment approach aims to relieve pain, restore function and prevent further joint damage. Treatment options may include:

  • Oral Appliances: Custom-fitted mouthguards to prevent teeth grinding and jaw clenching, common causes of TMJ disorders.
  • Physical Therapy: Exercises to strengthen jaw muscles, improve flexibility and reduce pain.
  • Medication: Pain relievers and anti-inflammatories to manage pain and swelling.
  • Stress Management Techniques: Guidance on relaxation techniques to help alleviate muscle tension in the jaw.


Contact Our Office

If you are experiencing symptoms of a TMJ disorder, do not hesitate to call our office at 415-399-9999. Our dentists and skilled team are here to provide you with effective, personalized TMJ treatment in San Francisco, California, ensuring your comfort and long-term relief.