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What are treatment options for TMJ / TMD?



TMJ-TMD in San Francisco - Dr. Arellano in San Francisco, has experience in creating oral appliances for situations such as TMJ.

TMJ, or temporomandibular joint syndrome, is a medical condition that involves the alignment (or misalignment, rather) of an individual’s joint in their jawbone. This can cause clicking and popping sounds when an individual chews or talks, and can cause a variety of problems such as pain from the neck up, headaches, ear pain, and dizziness. Sometimes it can be caused by excessive teeth grinding which can cause pain from the tension and cause wear to teeth thereby affecting an individual’s smile. While there are other more holistic ways to deal with the symptoms of TMJ, as well as surgical options … Continue reading

Working with your dentist to regain mobility and comfort with TMJ/TMD treatment in San Francisco



TMJ TMD Treatment in San Francisco - If you experience symptoms of TMJ/TMD, schedule a consultation with Dr. Arellano in San Francisco today.

TMJ means the temporomandibular joint. These 2 joints connect the lower jaw to the skull in front of both ears. They work with facial muscles to function when chewing and speaking. When these joints and associated muscles do not work properly, you may have TMD, temporomandibular joint disorder. You might experience head, jaw, and neck pain; ear pain; swelling; trouble chewing; and popping or clicking sounds when you bite. We all might occasionally experience pain in the jaw. This is quite common and may not be a sign of TMD. However, when pain or swelling is present for more than … Continue reading

For those in San Francisco, TMJ / TMD treatment may be trouble-free



San Francisco TMJ TMD Treatment - Put an end to the TMD pain by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Arellano in San Francisco today.

We all know that stress has been linked to high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, depression, and a variety of other conditions. However many are not aware that too much stress can cause pain and injury to the jaws and teeth. One such problem is temporomandibular disorder (TMD). TMD is a general diagnosis that stems from jaw muscle and jaw joint related problems. The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the lower jaw to the skull, and are located directly in front of each ear. Along with the jaw muscles, these complicated joints allow movement up and down, side to … Continue reading

Understanding TMJ in San Francisco



TMJ San Francisco - Dr. Arellano in San Francisco has extensive experience in relieving painful TMJ conditions.

The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) links the lower jaw (the mandible) to the side of the skull (the temporal bone). This joint enables the jaw to move side to side, up and down, and forward and backward smoothly. These motions are necessary to chew, talk, and even yawn. The muscles that are attached to, and surround, the joints control their movement and position. As the mouth opens, the rounded ends of the mandibles (condyles) slide along the socket. As the mouth is closed, the condyles return to their original position. A soft cartilage disc between the temporal bone and the condyle … Continue reading

Less invasive treatment therapies for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction sufferers in San Francisco



Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction San Francisco - Oral appliance therapy is part of a comprehensive treatment program provided by Dr. Arellano in San Francisco

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ/TMD/TMJD) afflicts more than 10 million Americans, according to estimates from the National Institute of Dental and Cranial Research. TMJ/TMD/TMJD is a collection of disorders that affect the jaw and muscles that control jaw movement. Symptoms While most people experience jaw discomfort at some point in their lives, for TMJ/TMD/TMJD sufferers, the symptoms can impact their quality of life to the degree that even sleeping and eating become difficult. The chronic jaw ache and limited jaw function are not easily relieved through over-the-counter analgesics or pure rest. Diagnosis Dr. Arellano diagnoses TMJ/TMD/TMJD through a battery of evaluations … Continue reading

Daly City, CA finds relief for TMJ disorder



TMJ Daly City CA - Dr. Arellano is happy to help patients in Daly City CA find solutions for TMJ disorder

The TMJ (temporomandibular joints) are part of the structure that connects the mandible (bottom jaw) to the skull. The joints work with a complex system of bones, discs, ligaments, and muscles to allow the mandible to move forward and back, side to side, and up and down, making it possible to chew, swallow, and speak, among other oral actions. They are the most delicate and sophisticated joints in the entire body. When the coordinating structures are not properly aligned, painful temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can occur causing numerous problems to arise. Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorder Over 15 percent of … Continue reading


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