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TMJ & TMD Specialist Pasadena, CA

Temporomandibular joint syndrome, or TMJ/TMD, is an often misunderstood and misdiagnosed condition. Dr. Bob Perkins, DDS, is a TMJ specialist that understands the complexities of this jaw condition and how it can impact those who suffer from this disorder. If you live in Pasadena, CA, and have jaw pain, headaches or jaw dysfunction due to TMJ, you can get relief. Our office specializes in diagnosing the cause of TMJ syndrome and offers effective TMJ relief with almost immediate results.

TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

TMJ is very complex, as it is not one condition but a group of disorders that can impact the jaw joint and muscles. Symptoms also vary, making it even harder to diagnose and treat. Causes of TMJ syndrome can be almost anything that puts extra strain on the jaw, including:

  • Missing or misaligned teeth
  • Arthritis or damage to the tissues and jaw bone
  • Traumatic injury
  • Teeth grinding or bruxism
  • Imbalanced arches in the mouth

Finding the underlying cause of the stress on the jaw and identifying the symptoms are the first steps in treating TMJ. Dr. Perkins understands the complex nature of TMJ syndrome and how to determine the best treatment to provide relief. He carefully examines our patients to find the irregularities causing their symptoms and creates a treatment to give them relief for their symptoms. His treatment can resolve TMJ symptoms of jaw pain, facial swelling, jaw dysfunction, ear issues, neck/shoulder pain, headaches/migraines, chewing problems and sleep disorders.

Jaw Pain Relief

To relieve jaw pain and other TMJ syndrome symptoms, Dr. Perkins uses specialized methods to realign the jaw and stop the pressure on the joints, nerves and muscles. Once this pressure is relieved, many symptoms are immediately gone. Many patients experience quick relief from their pain and discomfort and experience long-term results with ongoing treatments.

There is no reason to suffer with TMJ pain and discomfort. If you live in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Perkins can see you at his office in Burbank. Contact us today to schedule your first visit, and begin your journey to living a life without TMD pain.