240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207. Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-746-3663

TMJ Treatment in Escondido

Dr. Kerbs is committed to ongoing learning about TMJ. He carefully seeks out the most qualified, state-of-the-art and advanced education opportunities. He has undergone in-depth training at the very prestigious Kois Center. Dr. Kerbs’ focus at the Kois Center was on occlusion (the way teeth come together and function for biting). Dr. Kerbs applies what he learns to help you achieve optimal balance.

From diagnosis to treatment to ongoing management, he can relieve the stress of temporomandibular disorder (TMD/TMJ) and protect joint, teeth and mouth tissues from further problems.
More than 80% of our patients show evidence of grinding and clenching their teeth. We often find that patients are unaware of this habit and unable to see the evidence until it’s too late. Treatment is then needed to repair the damage. Teeth-grinding and clenching can result in:

  • Damage to teeth (creating a sawed-off, aged look), cracked teeth and lost teeth
  • Damage to joints, muscles, TMJ/TMD problems
  • Headaches, pain in the muscles/joints
  • Altered bite, which can cause traumatic occlusion, bone loss and pain
  • Altered facial proportions, creating an old, collapsed look to the lower face

Dr. Kerbs will evaluate your joints, occlusion and teeth to determine the best option for relieving your TMJ symptoms and re-establishing balance to your bite and teeth.
Left untreated, damage to the joints can result in the need for major reconstruction of the teeth and bite. If caught early, a simple night guard or NTI device could prevent major problems in the future.
We are committed to your health and well-being. It is our goal to prevent damage to your teeth before it happens and to prevent major restorative costs in your future.

Experience spa-like dentistry with Jeffry Kerbs, DDS. Call us today at 760-746-3663. We welcome patients from Encinitas, Escondido, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego, San Marcos and adjacent locations.



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Escondido Office
240 S. Hickory Street
Suite 207

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-746-3663
Fax: 760-746-4069

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Patient Testimonials

Our whole family has been coming to Dr. Kerbs for many and have been so happy. We come for everything from cleanings to ortho and the results are always great. The whole office staff is so nice and professional and they sincerely care about their patients.

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Jeffry S. Kerbs, DDS, is an AACD-accredited cosmetic dentist who cares for patients from the communities of North County San Diego, San Marcos, Encinitas, Escondido, Vista, San Elijo Hills and Rancho Bernardo and the surrounding areas. Located at 240 S. Hickory Street, Suite 207 in Escondido, CA 92025. Call: 760-746-3663.