West Hollywood/Los Angeles
Temporomandibular joint disorders, often referred to simply as TMJ or TMD, can affect your comfort and health. Dr. Bob Perkins is a dental expert that offers immediate relief and treatment for patients suffering from TMJ & TMD in the Burbank and Los Angeles, CA, area. Our team of dental professionals help those that have struggled to overcome jaw, neck and head pain, related to TMJ/TMD, find relief and improve their quality of life.
Dr. Perkins has focused his practice on treating TMJ/TMD. This disorder involves the joint and muscles in the jaw, often radiating pain throughout the jaw and neck area. Dr. Perkins’ extensive training and experience in this specialized area give our patients access to proven therapies, offering quick and effective relief from TMJ symptoms. If you live in the Burbank or Los Angeles area, you have a reliable source for TMJ pain relief that can change your life.
TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
TMJ or TMD can be caused by many different alterations in the jaw joint or surrounding muscles. Extensive or abnormal pressure on the jaw from bite misalignments, arthritis, traumatic impact, neck disorders or genetic positioning are all common causes of TMJ symptoms. These symptoms can include but are not limited to:
- Jaw pain
- Headaches or migraines
- Clicking or popping in the jaw
- Jaw locking in place
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Neck or facial pain
- Trouble or pain when chewing
Since the symptoms can vary, it is important to get an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Perkins performs a thorough examination of your jaw and bite ratio to determine if TMJ is causing your discomfort. If there are signs of pressure or stress on your jaw, Dr. Perkins can perform manipulations that adjust the position of your jaw and teeth. This can offer immediate relief from the pain and discomfort you have been experiencing. Dr. Perkins will evaluate and find the correct biting stance for your jaw, making the needed adjustments to give you long-term relief.
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:
You do not need to live with the discomfort of TMJ, TMD, or sleep apnea. Contact the offices of Bob Perkins, DDS, to schedule an examination and get treatment for your jaw or sleep disorder. We have an office in Burbank for your convenience and can also help patients in the following areas: