TMJ & TMD Specialist Beverly Hills, CA
Temporomandibular joint disorders plague people for different reasons. The causes and symptoms vary, but the frustration is similar for most people with TMJ or TMD. Bob Perkins, DDS, offers help for those who suffer from jaw joint and muscular disorders in the Beverly Hills, CA, area at our convenient office location in Burbank.
When you have a health condition as complex and varying as TMJ, you need a specialist that can create a customized treatment plan for your unique issues. Dr. Perkins specializes in evaluating and treating the various conditions that can be labeled TMJ. Not only can he properly diagnose your disorder, but he can find the contributing causes of your symptoms and address them promptly. Most of our patients get immediate relief from their TMJ symptoms and have lasting improvement.
TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
TMJ or TMD syndrome is not a specific medical condition, but a classification of several issues that can cause dysfunction and pain due to issues in the jaw. The symptoms and causes vary greatly, but when identified, they can be treated by Dr. Perkins. Causes can include:
- Bite imbalance
- Genetic conditions
- Accidents or trauma to the face or jaw
- Arthritis or other diseases
Regardless of the cause, pain symptoms tend to affect the jaw and facial region, but it may radiate to the ears, neck and shoulders. Dysfunction when chewing, popping/clicking and even locking of the jaw can occur. Headaches, earaches, sleep problems and even dizziness can be symptoms for those with TMJ or TMD, creating a negative impact on overall quality of life.
Jaw Pain Relief
To get jaw pain relief, the underlying cause creating stress or pressure on the jaw must be addressed. Dr. Perkins uses physical therapy treatments that can relieve the pressure on the jaw with realignment and repositioning techniques. He customizes treatments for each patient and provides results that give immediate and long-term relief from discomfort.
If you live in Beverly Hills and suffer from TMJ syndrome, contact our office in Burbank today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Perkins. You deserve a life free from TMD pain and discomfort, so call today to begin your journey to a better quality of life.