TMD / TMJ Problems and How to Prevent Them
TMD / TMJ San Francisco
Problems with your temporomandibular joint can be painful and can interfere with basic
functions of your jaw like chewing and talking. In order to recognize and prevent TMD
(temporomandibular joint disorder) remember to look out for and be cautious towards these
Excessive tooth grinding and clenching day or night increases stress to the joint.
General stress, disrupted sleep breathing, nasal resistance and/or chronic pain often
leads individuals to clench their jaw more frequently.
Women, and especially those adults between ages 20 and 40 are more likely to develop TMD.
General headaches or tired facial muscles are a common symptoms of TMD.
Grating or popping sounds when you chew or close your mouth could be signs of TMD.
If you know you grind your teeth at night, clench during day or have the above
symptoms, a TMJ evaluation can be critical to relieve discomfort, ensure healthy jaw joints, by
preventing joint damage and identifying the source of clenching your jaw throughout the day and
in your sleep.
The best way to ensure that your jaw health is in top condition is to schedule a thorough
consultation or brief screening with San Francisco TMJ and Sleep Apnea Dentist Dr. Greg
Larson. To schedule your appointment at San Francisco Center for TMJ and Sleep Apnea, call