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Healthy Bites - Berkeley Area TMJ Treatment

Berkeley TMJ Healthy Bites

An unhealthy bite may be the underlying cause of your aches and pains, discomfort or dental problems. Dr. Perez, specializes in providing bite relief in El Cerrito and near Berkeley - TMJ treatment, which protects your teeth and jaws for the long-term.

Diagnosis and treatment begins when you and our Berkeley TMJ specialist discuss what your symptoms are. This allows Dr. Perez to identify the source of the problem, in order to find a life-long solution.

Is an unhealthy bite causing you pain? Here are some common symptoms:

  • Sore, stiff or tired muscles around your jaws or front of your head upon waking
  • Frequent headaches or neck aches
  • Pain when you open your mouth, eat or yawn
  • Missing teeth
  • Crooked or uneven teeth
  • Short, worn teeth or teeth with gaps
  • A cracked tooth, filling or crown
  • Chewing on one side of your mouth, due to discomfort
  • Teeth that no longer touch when you bite
  • Hard to use your front teeth to take bites
  • Teeth that meet differently from time to time
  • Grinding or clenching of your teeth
  • Jaws that click, pop, grate, or lock when you open your mouth
  • A bothersome change in your bite that causes discomfort

"Bite Balancing" with this Dr. Perez has key advantages for patients with an uncomfortable TMJ near Berkeley, including: relieving painful symptoms, protecting your teeth and jaw health, and increasing the longevity of any cosmetic or restorative work.

"Bite Balancing" Dentistry

Like the tires of a car, when the tires are in balance, they wear evenly. They also last longer, and there are less suspension problems. "Bite Balancing" is how Dr. Perez, evaluates how teeth contact. With careful diagnosis, Dr. Perez develops individual treatment plans for a more stable bite.

The more evenly teeth contact each other, the more stable and healthy your bite becomes. If a tooth has unhealthy contact, damage can occur. As experienced dentist, Dr. Perez, balances the bites of his patients, he very carefully studies these contacts to adjust the areas where teeth can damage each other.

The Dental Solution for Relief

By the time adults reach 40 years of age, Dr. Perez recommends an examination to check for significant wear of teeth. By catching the early symptoms of excessive or uneven wear, missing teeth, broken teeth, headaches and neck aches, teeth have a better opportunity to last a lifetime - and more serious conditions can be minimized.

With his decades of experience, Dr. Perez has created this "Bite Balancing" program: a routine technique that creates longevity, comfort and stability for your bite. After treatment, the tendency to grind or clench in minimized.

Before any treatment is performed, Dr. Perez will explain your specific conditions, as well as your prescribed therapy for the TMJ. In Berkeley and El Cerrito, some patients may need to replace missing teeth or close gaps, as part of their treatment.

The procedure is first performed on accurate models of the teeth, with an instrument that simulates your specific bite. Afterwords, El Cerrito dentist, Dr. Perez, performs the treatment, maximizing longevity and comfort in your dentition and cosmetic treatment.

Occasionally, some people even after the "Bite Balancing" treatment, may continue to grind their teeth at night. As part of their solution, Dr. Perez makes a Stabilizer Appliance that eliminates damage to teeth during bruxism (or grinding of the teeth.) This Stabilizer Appliance is carefully made by our qualified dentist Dr. Perez and made of thin, accommodating plastic for more comfort.

The appliance fits only over the tops of teeth with a specific design to help maintain a healthier smile, and keep natural teeth longer. This solution also helps make beautiful cosmetic dentistry last longer, so you can keep smiling!

See how Dr. Perez treats TMJ and bite alignment conditions, as well as the options available to provide you with relief. Maintaining a healthier smile is very important to us, come see us for a consultation today and learn more about protecting your smile through effective dental hygiene care.

Providing Berkeley area TMJ services in El Cerrito, CA. 

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