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Oxnard, CA, residents suffering from TMJ syndrome or jaw pain can find relief with treatment from TMJ specialist, Bob Perkins, DDS, in Malibu.

When you have ongoing jaw pain or dysfunction due to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ or TMD), it can impact your quality of life. You may experience many different symptoms, spreading from the jaw to the neck, shoulders, ears and face. If you live in Santa Monica, CA, and want relief from TMJ syndrome, come see the experts at the office of Bob Perkins, DDS, in Malibu. We offer effective treatment for TMJ and fast relief for your symptoms.

TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

What makes TMJ syndrome complex is the involvement of many different muscles, nerves and mechanisms in the jaw that can be impacted from various issues. It is not just one cause and effect, there are several different causes of TMJ and a wide variety of symptoms. Dr. Perkins is one of the few specialists that has the extensive knowledge and experience to find the cause of TMJ in his patients and offer a treatment that will give immediate relief.

TMJ can be caused by anything that adds pressure or stress on the jaw. Some common causes include injury or impact, teeth or bite misalignment, arches that are imbalanced or teeth grinding. When the jaw joint or associated muscles become inflamed or stressed, it can lead to pain throughout the jaw, face, neck and head, including:

  • Shoulder and neck discomfort
  • Ear ringing, dizziness or earaches
  • Clicking noises during jaw movement
  • Locking or chewing dysfunction
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Swelling, tenderness or pain in the jaw or face

Relief for the symptoms of TMJ start with identifying the cause of jaw pressure. Dr. Perkins performs a meticulous examination to find the underlying causes, so he can then recommend a treatment plan. His experience and knowledge as a TMJ specialist can offer relief with innovative treatments that provide fast and long-term results.

Jaw Pain Relief

If you are looking for relief from TMJ syndrome near your home in Santa Monica, come see us at Bob Perkins, DDS, in Malibu. Our team, headed by Dr. Perkins, can help you overcome jaw pain and other symptoms of TMJ with effective, non-intrusive treatments that offer immediate relief. Contact our office today to schedule your first visit, and begin your journey to freedom from TMJ pain.