HONOLULU FAMILY DENTAL CARE & TMJ TREATMENTS
Hawaii Family Dental, Pediatrics & Adult
Sleep Disorder - TMJ Pain Relief Institute
"Dr. Kurt" patients come from all over the world, including the US, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, England, and Spain for he is considered a TMJ pain relief specialist who delivers results. He specializes in TMJ, headache, migraine, and sleep relief/wellness. As a Honolulu dentist, Dr. Kurt pushes his educational boundaries through continuing education courses and lectures to ensure he is always up to date with the best in preventative care and TMD treatments. As a dentist, his philosophy is conservative and preventative, with an emphasis on multidisciplinary networking in the best interest of TMD, TMJ, headache, migraine, and sleep disorder patients.
MEET OUR HONOLULU DENTISTS
DR. KURT UYEHARA
FAMILY, COSMETIC, PERIODONTICS & IMPLANT DENTISTRY
TMJ PAIN RELIEF & SLEEP WELLNESS
"Dr. Uyehara's philosophy is to conservatively, preventively, and health-consciously treat patients as if they were his own mother or father, utilizing science, technology, and common sense to best achieve each and every patient's treatment desires." - HAWAII NEWS NOW
Dr. Kurt Uyehara graduated from the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City in 1990, with an emphasis on head, neck, face, and orofacial/TMJ disorder and subclinical TMJ inflammation. He started the dental practice in Honolulu in 1991 with a passion for keeping Hawai'i smiling! He is a Honolulu dentist and a TMJ specialist servicing global and local Hawaiian patients. He is dedicated to TMJ pain relief along with preventative dental care using an integrated approach. He specializes in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, & Implant Dentistry with a focus on sleep apnea, TMJ pain, jaw pain, TMJ headaches, and migraine treatments.
He pushes his educational boundaries through continuing education courses each year to ensure that all his patients are provided with great dental care. Dr. Kurt Uyehara is also focused on sharing his skills and knowledge as a lecturer with the Hawaii Dental Association and Vancouver, BC Orthodontic/Sleep/TMJ/TMD symposium. As an instructor, he has presented for California Hands-on Orthodontic Training Seminars. His philosophy is conservative and preventative with a focus on patient comfort.
DR. DAVID ITOMURA
GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY
"I was well taken cared. recent Emergency was a cracked tooth Dr David helped fixed it..." - YELP
Dr. David Itomura received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. He then attended the University of Missouri School of Dentistry in Kansas City, where he graduated in 2004. His practice is focused on family general dentistry. He is a caring Honolulu dentist who cares about your overall dental well-being.
Dr. David Itomura specializes in:
Non-surgical Periodontal Care/ Gum Disease
Preventative Dental Care
Safe Conscious Sedation/Nitrous Oxide
Dr. Kurt Uyehara is a member of the:
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Our Honolulu dentists are skilled in helping patients with dental anxiety overcome their worries with state-of-the-art pain management and relaxation techniques and a relaxed compassionate caring environment. We care about your dental health and wellness.
ABOUT TMJ PAIN RELIEF
Let our team provide the treatment you deserve and stop the debilitating effects of TMJ/TMD, headaches, and sleep issues. We are TMJ specialists that can help provide migraine, jaw, & headache relief. We provide orthodontics, veneers, dental implants & all dental services with a TMJ focus that help provide long-term dental health for you!
NEW PATIENTS & EMERGENCY DENTAL
Looking for a dentist in Hawai'i? We're always welcoming new patients, where we'll treat you like family with high-quality dental services and care. Services: dental implants, porcelain veneers, periodontal disease treatments, teeth whitening, emergency extractions, cleanings, dental anxiety, and TMJ pain relief treatments.
JAW DROPPING FACTS AND ANSWERS ABOUT TMJ
DR. KURT UYEHARA, DDS
PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY, TMJ SPECIALIST & SLEEP WELLNESS
Millions of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches. The source of these aches and pains may be related to one or both of the temporomandibular (TM) joints. Located on each side of the head, these joints work together, with a complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs, and bones, to make different movements for chewing and speaking.
What is TMJ?
Temporomandibular disorder, also known as TMJ, refers to a variety of conditions that affect TM joints, jaw muscles, and facial nerves. TMJ may occur when the jaw twists during the opening, closing or side-motion movements. People with TMJ may experience these symptoms:
Pain in or around the ear
Headaches and neck aches
Tenderness of the jaw or jaw muscles
Jaw pain or soreness that is more prevalent in the morning or late afternoon
Jaw pain when chewing, biting or yawning
Difficulty opening and closing the mouth
Clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth
Sensitive teeth when no other dental problems can be found
TMJ affects more than twice as many women (particularly those of childbearing age) as men and is the most common non-dental related chronic facial pain.
What Causes TMJ?
Misaligned bite (problem with the way teeth fit together)
Jaw dislocation or injury
Does stress cause TMJ?
Stress is thought to be a factor in TMJ. Even strenuous physical tasks, such as lifting a heavy object or stressful situations, can aggravate TMJ by causing overuse of jaw muscles, specifically clenching or grinding teeth (also known as bruxism).
How is TMJ Diagnosed?
Diagnosis is an important step before treatment. In about 90% of cases, your description of symptoms, combined with a simple physical examination of face and jaw by your dentist, provides useful information for diagnosing these disorders, according to the Delta Dental Plans Association.
Our team will take x-rays and make a cast of your teeth to see how your bite fits together, or request specialized x-rays for the TM joints. Your complete medical history may be reviewed, so it is important to keep your dental office record up-to-date.
What do I do if I think I have TMJ or TMD?
Call us for an assessment which has is focused on conservative TMJ treatment. Dr. Kurt Uyehara has over 30 years of experience helping patients from all over the world and locally in Hawaii with TMJ pain relief and preventative dental health treatments.
HAPPY HAWAII DENTAL & TMJ PATIENTS REVIEWS
DR. KATHERYN MITCHELL-TAKAZAWA
"I"I just want to thank you for prescribing and fitting me with a night and day prosthesis to help my TMJ. Not only has my TMJ completely resolved but my posture has become more upright, I was able to become a nose breather which has helped my sleep and overall level of stress."
DR. DARYLL KAN, M.D
"As the treatment progressed , my headaches disappeared, my neck and shoulders were not knotted, my sinuses cleared up, and the quality of my sleep improved "
"I cannot emphasize how much his care has helped me. I sleep better, am subsequently more alert during the day, get a lot more things accomplished, and feel much less stressed..."
"If Dr. Uyehara hadn't recognized my TMJ problem, I would still be suffering from debilitating migraines..."
"Just had my first dentist checkup due to my TMJ with my jaw locking up & Dr. Uyehara informed me of much more. The issues I've had for countless years related to other parts of my body due to my jaw. Obviously, I have to correct my jaw & Dr. U's information makes me feel there's hope in the future. Thank you Dr. U!"
JESUS - OAHU, HI
""Receiving the TMJ treatment from Dr. Kurt was life-changing for me...Then I began treatment with Dr. Kurt, everything changed. With the TMJ treatments, my headaches completely went away, as did a lot of my other health issues. I have always suffered from chronic back pain, neck pain, and other various joint pains, and now with the TMJ treatments, I do not have to worry about any of that anymore."
Taylor Pocock - Oahu, HI
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