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TMJ & TMD Specialist Thousand Oaks, CA

When you suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder, also referred to as TMJ, TMD or TMJ syndrome, you may have a wide array of symptoms. Jaw pain is common, but symptoms may also include migraines, neck pain, ear problems and other issues that are not located in the jaw area. Dr. Bob Perkins, DDS, is a TMJ specialist that diagnoses and treats TMD, offering quick relief from many symptoms. If you live in Thousand Oaks and have TMD, we have an office in Malibu to offer you treatment and relief for your disorder.

TMJ Syndrome Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The jaw is a complex mechanism that involves the use of muscles, bones, joints and nerves to function. When any pressure or stress causes imbalance, it can lead to pain, discomfort and functional jaw problems. Trauma, degenerative disease, dental issues, bruxism and other factors can lead to TMJ syndrome and cause many different symptoms associated with this disorder. These symptoms include:

  • Migraines, headaches and pain behind the eyes
  • Tinnitus and earaches
  • Neck and shoulder discomfort
  • Facial tenderness and swelling
  • Issues with insomnia or trouble sleeping

Since not all symptoms are localized, TMJ often is misdiagnosed. Dr. Perkins is an expert in TMJ. He can accurately diagnose TMJ syndrome using advanced imaging and a physical examination, which is the first step to creating an effective treatment plan to offer relief.

Jaw Pain Relief

To get relief from TMJ symptoms, the underlying cause of stress on the jaw must be remedied. Dr. Perkins uses specialized techniques to reset the jaw to relieve pressure on the joints, muscles and nerves that cause pain and discomfort. His innovative methods often result in immediate relief from jaw pain. With continued treatment, there can be long-term abatement of TMJ symptoms.

You can get relief from TMJ syndrome. Bob Perkins, DDS, in Malibu welcomes patients from Thousand Oaks and other nearby communities to visit our office and learn more about our TMJ treatments. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and exam for jaw pain relief.