Dental TMJ Pain & Chronic Disorder Malibu, CA

Do you often find that you suffer from inexplicable, intense headaches on a daily basis, particularly in the morning? Have you endured unexplainable pain in your neck and the upper region of your shoulders, even after you’ve taken over-the-counter pain medications to alleviate the ache? Perhaps you deal with jaw pain and stiffness, or soreness in your face or ears. If this describes your experience, it is possible that you are suffering the tell-tale symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJ. At his Malibu dental practice, Dr. Perkins helps patients with TMJ disorder find real relief from chronic, debilitating pain and constant headaches with comprehensive TMJ therapy.

Dental Causes Of TMJ Headaches

Though the distinct cause of temporomandibular joint disorder is not precisely known, the pain associated with the condition can be attributed to a variety of factors. The misalignment of the jaw muscles and the teeth disrupt the fundamental balance of the entire skull, affecting nerves that traverse through the head, neck, shoulders and upper back. TMJ pain may be caused by one or a combination of the following components:

  • Stress that leads to involuntary clenching of the joints and muscles of the jaw
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Bruxism (grinding of the teeth, generally during sleep)
  • Dislocation of a cushioning disc of cartilage where the jaw connects to the cranium
  • Injury to the temporomandibular joint

Fortunately, TMJ treatment from Dr. Bob Perkins has been proven to dramatically improve the lives of countless patients with even the most severe of cases, allowing them to return to normal daily activities without the incapacitating pain for which this condition is known.

Alleviate Your TMJ Disorder

If you or a loved one suffers from chronic headaches, pain in the neck and shoulders, or any of the other common symptoms of TMJ, contact our office in Malibu, CA today and talk with our experienced, compassionate team about how Dr. Perkins can help you. From our conveniently located, high-tech practice in Malibu, we happily serve patients from throughout LA and The Valley, including Thousand Oaks, Moorpark, Westlake Village, and more. Dr. Perkins and our entire team look forward to helping you achieve lasting relief from pain and chronic headaches associated with TMJ disorder.

If you’re interested in experiencing patient-centered dentistry, it’s time you scheduled an appointment with Dr. Bob Perkins. We specialize in enhancing Southern California smiles with exceptional cosmetic dentistry and teeth-straightening options from our convenient Malibu and San Francisco area locations. Contact our Malibu dental office at (310) 844-6589. We look forward to making you smile!

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