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TMJ & TMD Symptoms

Do you have clicking, popping or pain in your jaw? These are just a few of the symptoms associated with temporomandibular joint syndrome or TMJ/TMD. At Bob Perkins, DDS, we specialize in treating patients with TMJ and offering quick and effective relief from their symptoms. Many patients experience immediate relief with their first treatment at our office in Burbank.

TMJ syndrome is not a specific jaw disorder, but a term used to describe a host of different symptoms that radiate from jaw joint dysfunction. When the joint, muscles and nerves in the jaw are put under pressure, due to an imbalance or poor positioning, it can cause a wide variety of functional and pain symptoms. At Bob Perkins, DDS, we help our patients from the Los Angeles and Burbank area get relief from their symptoms. Our practice provides innovative treatments that relieve pressure on the jaw and stop the pain.

Common Symptoms of TMJ

What makes TMJ difficult to diagnose and treat is the variety of symptoms that can be linked to this syndrome. While the jaw is the location of the disorder, it is not just pain and dysfunction in the jaw that are experienced. In addition to clicking, popping, locking and pain in the jaw, those with TMJ may also have other symptoms, including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Pressure behind the eyes and eye sensitivity
  • Earaches, tinnitus and dizziness
  • Sleeping problems
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Chewing issues
  • Sore throat or laryngitis

Often these symptoms are misdiagnosed by doctors looking for localized causes. Dr. Perkins understands the complexity of this disorder and the wide array of symptoms that can be linked to the jaw area. His method of identifying the symptoms and causes of TMJ offers a suitable treatment to help sufferers. Dr. Perkins is able give our patients the relief they have been seeking, often the same day of their first treatment. If you live in the Los Angeles area, contact our Burbank office to schedule your consultation, and get relief from your TMJ symptoms.