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Bring Relief From Chronic Pain Caused by TMD

Drs. Brent and Susan Hale are helping solve TMD related pain for residents of Santa Monica, Santa Monica, and beyond. If you have TMD, chances are that you already know it. If you are suffering from chronic neck, jaw, and head pain you may have TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder).

TMJ therapy can be a multidisciplinary approach. This treatment can be simple involving wearing an occlusal guard, at home exercises, anti-inflammatory, soft diet, supplements or medications, a soft diet and applying warm wet compresses to the outside of your facial muscles. It can involve therapy with a physical therapist. This can include evaluation with an oral surgeon and special radiographs of the jaw or the referral to a Myofascial Pain specialist, Neurologist, ENT and or psychologist to facilitate pain management.


Many people with TMD experience acute and/or chronic pain in the jaw muscles and/or inflammation of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The TMJ is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull and left untreated, TMD can make life very difficult.

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Santa Monica Dentist, Dr. Susan Hale Can Diagnose and Treat TMD

Dr. Hale has many diagnostic options available to discover the source of your TDM. Visit the office of Hale & Hale DDS near Santa Monica to receive a muscle exam, TMJ evaluation and jaw movement evaluations from Dr. Susan Hale and start to get relief from your chronic pain.

Dr. Hale may also use other forms of technology such as EMG (electromyography), CMS (computerized mandibular scan) or ESG (electrosonograph) to discover the root cause of your TMJ pain. Once the source is discovered, Dr. Hale can begin to treat underlying causes – she has hundreds of hours of TMD treatment education and nearly 25 years of success stories:

"You don’t have to live with chronic TMD. There are so many treatment options that allow us to get you back to restored health that will let you get through your day and rest every night. Relief is possible."

Are you ready to end your chronic TMD? Call Dr. Susan Hale to schedule a consultation at her office near Santa Monica and find out how you can live pain free!

Meet our Team

Drs. Susan and Brent Hale are a husband and wife team who opened their Westside dental practice in 1987. They have been a constant favorite of entertainment and technology professionals, community leaders, newcomers to L.A., and pretty much everyone who values excellence as a standard of their dentistry.

Dr. Brent Hale


Dr. Susan Hale


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Dr. Susan Hale, DDS

Doctor Susan Hale is a Southern California Native. She attended UCLA followed by Northwestern Dental School in Chicago where she met Dr. Brent. Susan follows the quote of GV Black (the founder of modern dentistry and the first dean of her dental school,” The Professional has no right to be other than a continuous student.” She graduated from UCLA’s TMJ and Facial Pain Mini-Residency and Esthetic Professional’s Mini-Residency. She has a passion for her patients and giving them a beautiful healthy smile, In addition to loving her time with her family and friends, Dr. Susan enjoys running, yoga, cooking and now a little golf.

Dr. Brent Hale, DDS

Brent was born in Michigan and decided early on in life that dentistry suited his personal qualities, and would allow him to focus his career on things he truly enjoyed. He met Susan while they were both in dental school at Northwestern University. After graduating in 1985, the couple returned to Susan’s native Santa Monica to set up their dental partnership. They opened their first office in 1987.