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What Kind of Doctor Do I See for TMJ Pain?

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is a complex condition. TMJ dysfunction might be felt as pain in the jaw, teeth, ear, neck and shoulders. TMD could also be associated with tinnitus, dizziness, headache, and migraine. This is why patients with TMD get confused which doctor they should go to for treatment. So, what kind of doctor do you see for TMJ pain? Which TMJ Specialist you see in Los Angeles? 

Should patient with TMD seek help at their primary doctor, an ENT, a neurologist, a pain specialist or a general dentist? Dr. Khalifeh, will help you find the best doctors who treat your TMJ dysfunction. 

The Best Type of Doctor to See for TMJ Pain

Generally speaking, patients suffering from TMJ disorder pain go to their dentist for help. Most dentist claim they treat TMJ pain but few dentist are specialized in treating complex TMJ conditions. However, a TMJ specialist is trained in diagnosing and treating complex TMJ pain. A TMJ pain specialist can help find and treat the cause of your TMJ disorder rather that treating only your symptoms.

As mentioned before, TMD is a complex condition with multiple underlying causes. This is why not all TMD cases can be treated by a single specialist. As a top rated TMJ specialist, Dr. Khalifeh will refer you to an oral surgeon if you need TMJ surgery. He will send you to a rheumatologist if your TMJ disorder is part of a systemic autoimmune condition. Dr. Khalifeh also work with physical therapists and pain psychologists when they are needed. He believes that his patient’s health is a top priority. He will work with different professionals who may help improve the treatment outcome of his TMJ patients.

In conclusion, a TMJ specialist is your best choice to diagnose and treat your TMJ disorder pain. Choosing the right TMJ specialist will save you a lot of time, money and suffering. 

What sets Dr. Khalifeh apart from Other TMJ specialists?

Dr. Khalifeh will listen to his patients, understand and diagnose their problems then treat their suffering. His goal is to give his patients a long lasting pain relief and restore their normal TMJ function to before their TMD started.

Additionally, Dr. Khalifeh’s philosophy is to help relief your physical and emotional suffering. You will find that his years of clinical and teaching experience will reflect on his treatment outcome.

Who You Should See for Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Treatment in Los Angeles?

Dr. Mohammad Khalifeh, DDS, MS. Is board-certified Orofacial Pain and TMJ specialist. Additionally, he is a Diplomate American Board of Orofacial Pain. Above all, Dr. Khalifeh is TMJ and Orofacial Pain Board Certified doctor by the American Board of Orofacial Pain (ABOP). Additionally, for over 25 years, Dr. Khalifeh, a TMJ specialist helping patients with TMJ and jaw pain in Los Angeles, Miracle Mile, Park La Brea, Beverly Hills, Larchmont Village, Hollywood, Santa Monica, California, and the rest of the word.

Schedule an Appointment With Dr. Khalifeh


You have chronic pain and you wants to find out if it is caused by TMJ disorder? Contact us to schedule and appointment with Dr. Khalifeh. 

Our address: SAG-AFTRA Plaza, 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #5, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 933-3855

Are There Other Doctors Who Can Help Treat TMJ Symptoms

Because of the complexity of TMJ dysfunction conditions, a multi speciality approach might be needed. However, a TMJ specialist is the most important specialist in the team, other team specialist my include:

  • Oral Surgeon
  • Ear, Nose and Throat specialist(ENT)
  • Rheumatologist
  • Pain specialist
  • Neurologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Pain Psychologist
  • Massage Therapist

In conclusion, Dr. Khalifeh, a Los Angeles TMJ specialist will guide you to which of these specialist you need to see depending on your unique condition. 


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