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TMJ Disorder Specialist

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San Francisco Office

500 Sutter St #615

San Francisco, CA 94102

TMJ & TMD Symptoms

Temporomandibular disorders (or TMD) develop as a result of problems with the jaw, including the jaw joint (or TMJ) and the surrounding facial muscles. Unfortunately, TMD can produce a wide range of disruptive and even debilitating symptoms that can compromise your oral health as well as threaten your quality of life. Dr. Bob Perkins proudly serves patients in the San Francisco and Bay Area with unrivaled expertise in treating the symptoms of TMJ and TMD. With an initial examination, we can accurately determine whether your painful jaw symptoms can be traced back to a TMJ disorder.

TMJ syndrome can be caused by several different factors, habits and conditions. Depending on the exact cause and area of strain, symptoms may be localized in the jaw or may radiate to other areas such as the neck and head. This can make TMJ syndrome challenging to diagnose for the average dental professional. At Bob Perkins, DDS of San Francisco, we have a reputable TMJ expert who has extensive knowledge and training in this dental specialty. You can trust us to address your painful symptoms and provide an effective, long-term solution for relief.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ syndrome is unique to each patient. While some may experience mild or progressive jaw discomfort when chewing, others may suffer from a sudden onset of localized jaw pain or even referred pain in their neck or ears. Dr. Perkins can diagnose and treat the direct or indirect symptoms of TMJ, which may include the following:

  • Facial tenderness or swelling
  • Clicking or locking of the jaw
  • Earaches or ringing noises in the ear
  • Headaches, sinus pressure or migraines
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Problems chewing or swallowing
  • Neck or shoulder pain

Choosing a TMJ specialist such as Dr. Perkins can ensure you are properly treated for the right condition. When an underlying jaw dysfunction is not diagnosed, patients may undergo treatment for the wrong health condition and never find the lasting relief they deserve.

If you live near the San Francisco or Bay Area and suffer from symptoms related to TMJ, please contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bob Perkins. He is a leader in his field with a passion for helping patients find effective relief from jaw joint disorders.

Our Happy Patients


Based on 18 reviews

Karen M.

He is the best dentist I have ever been to and I don’t see myself ever changing unless I move out of state. He is worth the drive from anywhere and it gives you a great reason to take a vacation day and to go to the beach as well.

Diana B.

I broke my tooth during the holidays and Dr Perkins saw me immediately even though he was supposed to leave for the holidays. And the staff are as charming and caring as he is. I walked out of there within an hour with my temporary tooth in place and not one ounce of pain. He’s the best !

Marissa B.

Always a pleasure to see the dentist knowing my smile is improving! Bob is caring and I tell all my good friends about him & people who appreciate beauty and attention to detail.

San Francisco Office

Tel: (415) 766-0485

500 Sutter St #615

San Francisco, CA 94102

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