New York, NY TMJ & TMD Specialist
If you suffer from TMJ or TMD in the New York, NY, area, you can find relief from your jaw discomfort. Temporomandibular joint disorders can impact your quality of life, causing jaw, neck, shoulder and facial pain. It can also impact sleep, chewing and other functions. Bob Perkins, DDS, offers effective treatment for your TMJ/TMD with therapy options to give you immediate relief.
Dr. Perkins specializes in TMJ and TMD and has extensive education, training and experience treating jaw disorders. He offers personalized evaluations to determine the cause of your TMJ symptoms and same day treatment that can offer relief. His understanding of the mechanisms that affect the bite alignment and pressure on the jaw allow him to implement adjustments that can give you short and long-term relief from TMJ/TMD.
TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment
Temporomandibular joint disorders are caused by a variety of factors that cause stress on the muscles and joints in the jaw. Causes can include:
- Traumatic impact to the face or jaw
- Genetic predisposition
- Bite alignment
- Neck strain
- Degenerative disease
Dr. Perkins carefully examines each of our patients to determine the cause of their jaw pain and the symptoms related to the dysfunction. Symptoms can include pain in the jaw, face, neck and shoulders, headaches, earaches, jaw movement issues and sleeping problems. Taking the causes and symptoms into consideration, Dr. Perkins can perform treatment to give immediate relief by repositioning the jaw and relieving pressure. Manipulation and readjustment can stop symptoms and offer long-term relief from TMJ or TMD.
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:
If you suffer from TMJ syndrome or sleep apnea and want to take control of your symptoms, contact our office in New York City. Dr. Perkins offers exceptional treatment for TMJ, TMD, and sleep apnea that can give you relief in as little as one visit to our office. Contact us today to schedule your appointment, and say goodbye to TMJ pain and discomfort for good.