Best TMJ Therapy Dentist in Ventura County


Dr. David Satnick is an experienced restorative dentist who can diagnose and treat your temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) with specialized temporomandibular joint (TMJ) therapy.

Your TMJ are hinge joints, which connect your lower jaw to your skull. Sometimes the muscles and nerves get inflamed, causing discomfort and bite structure changes. Sometimes, a crooked bite or clenching your teeth can create TMD.

If you have TMD, you probably regularly deal with:

  • Migraines
  • Jaw pain
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Inability to fully open and close your mouth

Symptoms of TMJ disorders can include:

  • Locking jaws
  • Clicking, popping or grating sounds
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Grinding your teeth (bruxism)
  • Stiffness or pain in the jaw joints
  • Tenderness or swelling in the face
  • Discomfort in the neck and shoulders
  • Tingling in the arms


Getting properly diagnosed is the first step to receiving TMD treatment. At our Ventura, CA dental practice, Dr. Satnick will assess your jaw joints, connective tissues, and the state of your teeth. Dr. Satnick will discuss your other symptoms, as well as the state of your teeth. Worn, cracked, or chipped teeth can be signs of TMJ issues.

Your TMD treatment depends on the severity of your symptoms, the potential causes of your jaw joint pain, and the length of time you’ve endured discomfort or noticed TMD symptoms.

Dr. Satnick may suggest:

  • Using warm compresses
  • Eating soft foods
  • Performing gentle muscle exercises
  • Reducing stress

Many TMD cases are treated with a splint or bite plate. These plastic guards are designed to keep your jaw in an optimal position to reduce teeth clenching.


Please contact the office of Dr. David Satnick for your consultation, to speak about other restorative dental care procedures, or for a simple regular checkup.
We look forward to meeting you!

To schedule an appointment, please call us at (805) 290-1129

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5 stars Burt Y.

Always a great experience, I am in and out and the best part no pain. I am almost happy to go to the dentist now. Thanks for always making my experience good.
5 stars Nadia E – Yelp

He and his kind, caring staff took the time out to help me. Dr. Satnick is one of THE best dentists in town. I greatly appreciated his time, patience, professionalism, honesty, thoroughness, and going the extra step.