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This painful condition, known as TMJ/D, results from excessive wear or damage to the temporomandibular joint, the “hinge” of the jaw. TMJ/D can lead to a number of issues relating to the teeth and jaws. Bruxism, or grinding and clenching of teeth, is one of the most common issues that is present in cases of TMJ/D. Bruxism not only puts undue stress on the teeth and jaws, it can cause pain throughout the entire neck.

By analyzing your bite pattern, Dr. Santana and her team can identify your TMJ/D and bruxism and prescribe a plan to correct both. 


If you have suffered from recurrent earaches that do not subside with antibiotics, it is quite likely that your earache is related to undiagnosed dental force issues. TMJ/D and misaligned teeth, especially those in the back of the mouth in close proximity to the ear, can radiate pain throughout the area, which the body can misinterpret as an earache. 


Dr. Santana and her team use proven, state-of-the-art technologies to treat patients suffering with TMJ/TMD or Face Pain. Your unique treatment course may include such therapy modalities as: Therapeutic Laser (Cold Laser), Electrical Stimulation Therapy, Ultrasound Therapy, and Manual Therapy. No two patients are treated exactly the same way and you’ll learn about the most appropriate therapy treatments for you after diagnosis. 

It was only a few years back that the understanding of dental-related forces by doctors and dentists alike often proved inadequate for successful diagnosis and treatment of TMJ and Face Pain. Modern Dentistry has closed the gap, and the hope for lasting pain relief is now real. Improperly balanced dental forces such as bite force CAN be altered to provide you with long lasting relief from TMJ and Jaw Pain and other conditions. However, there are only about 275 care providers nationally that can offer you these breakthrough diagnosis and treatment protocols. With Dr. Santana and the team at Bay Breeze you can take full advantage of the latest advances in the treatment of TMJ and Face Pain right now. What are you waiting for?