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Temporomandibular joint disorders can affect those of any age, causing pain and dysfunction in the jaw region and radiating to other areas on the face, neck and shoulders. Referred to as TMJ or TMD, these disorders can impact your life and cause extreme discomfort. Bob Perkins, DDS, is a TMJ specialist with an office in Malibu, CA, offering personalized care and treatment for those suffering from TMJ or TMD.

Dr. Perkins has extensive knowledge of the pain and discomfort that can be caused from TMJ or TMD. His years of experience, training and education have made him one of the best TMJ specialists in the nation. Using advanced methods of evaluation and positioning techniques, Dr. Perkins can address the causes of TMJ and offer immediate relief from this disorder. Our many satisfied patients have testified to his remarkable treatment that can put an end to TMJ symptoms and pain.

TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

TMJ is not a singular disorder, but an umbrella term that covers many different ailments that can affect the muscles and joints in the jaw. Causes of TMJ symptoms vary as much as the symptoms themselves. For many, the pain and dysfunction are strictly in the jaw area, with popping, locking or pain in the jaw. For others, symptoms can radiate to the ears, neck, face and shoulders. Some sufferers have migraines, headaches, ringing in the ears or sleeping trouble.

The causes of TMJ or TMD syndrome can range from damage to the joint or muscles from an accident or trauma, to various issues affecting the mouth and jaw. Misaligned bites, arthritis, genetic conditions and other maladies can be the root cause of TMJ syndrome. Dr. Perkins carefully examines patients and considers their medical history to determine the cause of their TMJ symptoms and to offer the best treatment.

Dr. Perkins will use his expertise in the following areas to effectively take care of all your needs:

Dr. Perkins also specializes in helping patients who suffer from sleep apnea.  He can help determine why it is happening and how to treat it.  You can read more about sleep apnea and how Dr. Perkins can help you by visiting the pages below:

Adjustments and repositioning therapies performed by Dr. Perkins can offer immediate relief to our patients that have pain or discomfort from TMJ. In as little as one session, you can experience an improvement in your symptoms. With continued treatment, your TMJ discomfort can be resolved, giving you freedom from your TMD pain. You can also find the help you need to treat your sleep apnea disorder. We conveniently offer our services to patients in Malibu and the following surrounding areas: