Dr. David Chrisman

Dentistry - Cosmetic
Vista, CA
35 years experience male

Locations

Breathe Easy Dentistry

Vista, CA

Address

1954 Via Centre Drive, Vista, CA
Directions

Fax

760. 726-5375

About

Bio

Distinguished Fellow American Academy of Craniofacial pain. Member International Association of Orthodontics.

Specialties
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Dentistry - Cosmetic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
59 Agrees
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ: The jaw popping is your jaw going back into its correct position. You will notice a clunk on closing which is the jaw dislocating. You need to get ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Likely TMJ : Headaches and ear pain are many of the presenting chief complaints of patients with tmj. You can sort out the ringing by protruding your jaw forward w... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ: If your still having difficulty opening your mouth and you are still experiencing jaw pain it is most likely a disc displacement of your jaw. This ca... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Temporalis spasm: This could be a spasm of the temporalis muscle from overuse. It can create pain locally or referred pain to face, forhead, upper posterior teeth, and... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep specialist: You need to get a consultation with a sleep specialist who treats insomnia. Lack of sleep is a serious problem that ranges from inability to focus an... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Possible TMJ: Your earache could be associated with a TMJ disorder. Headache is common in addition to a forward head posture of 4 inches on average according to re... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep?: I think it is related to sleep. Not only are we sleeping less we are also getting poorer quality of sleep. Dr steven y. Parks an ENT in new york cit... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Palatial tori: Most likely they are palatial tori and are not cancerous but relatively common bony processes. They will usuall occur in the midline of the palate and... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep Problems?: Allergies and breathing problems are associated with airway issues. If you have excessive daytime sleepiness you should talk to your doctor about get... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Not likely: Your age, sex and time of headache with postural low blood pressure would most likely indicate a sleep disordered breathing problem with headaches on ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ: Headache and migraine are consistent with a TMJ disorder. Many pts go undiagnosed and the many times will present taking the same meds. Since you ha... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep hygiene : Don't eat anything after 9:00 including drinks with sugar or caffeine . Try to get to bed asap. Make sure your bedroom is dark ie no led lights shi... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Yes: Anyone can live without teeth but it is the quality of life that disappears with the teeth. Speech difficulties, poor digestion, changes in diet, post... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Periodontal disease: If you can wiggle your molar it sounds like you have gum disease that is destroying the bone support for your tooth. The pain may mean that the tooth ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep/breathing : Waking with headache is not normal and can be associated with a sleep disordered breathing problem. If you experience excessive daytime sleepiness yo... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Where?: Your question needs more information. What kind of pain (sharp dull lancing pulsing continuous), duration (seconds minutes hours days) , place on hea... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Mouth guards: Your mouth guard should be attempting to reduce or eliminate joint sounds however if your disc (s) were locked and are going back into place. Then it... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Need details: Please post more details. When, how long, how bad, what makes worse/better, and what are you taking for them.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Iodine supplements: If your hair is thin, nails dry and chipping, metabolism low, energy low, outer third of eyebrow hair thinning then perhaps you have iodine deficiency... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Yes: A spring retainer can be made from a model where the front teeth can be repositioned to a corrected position, however, anterior teeth may need to be s... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep Disorder: If you are taking medication to fall asleep at night you probably have a sleep related breathing disorder. Sleep problems can cause high blood pressu... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ : Headache originating at the side of the head are usually associated with the temporalis muscle and tmj. This muscle just so happens to attach to the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Perhaps: If you are having continued headaches and limited opening then an MRI is appropriate to see where your disc is and what condition it is in. Perhaps y... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Disc displacement?: It sounds like you have a closed locked jaw displacement this is many times associated with a disc displacement of your jaw on that side and your mu... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Dark Gums: It may be the natural color of your gums if you have a dark complection. More than likely it can be inflammation from gum disease. If you haven't had... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Jaw noise: It is most likely a dislocation of the disc in your jaw. It is not always painful but TMJ problems have an association to eustation tube dysfunction.... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ : Many times this is a jaw disc displacement problem with jaw joint noises. You might be having to displace the joint in the morning to get your teeth ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sensitivity : Some patients teeth are more sensitive to the bleaching gels than others. This is why they make varying concentration percentages of the active ingre... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ?: Headaches accompanied with pain behind the eyes is symptoms associated with tmj. Usually i find that the side that you are experiencing the eye pain ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Speech: Thought disorders is referring to disorganized thinking which is usually evidenced by a persons speech. I.E. Lack of, broken up, pauses. Cognitive ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Diet?: It has been suggested that changes around the skin of the mouth is related to diet. If your diet is poor you may want to change it to a more healthy b... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Aspiration definitio: It is where a needle is placed into the cyst and the contents are pulled back up into an empty syringe. The contents are usually sent off for analysi... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Movement disorder: I have seen some hand tremors related to a TMJ disorder and this is a possibility. Look at dr brendan stacks videos on you tube under movement disord... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Probably not: Babies are born with a slightly retruded lower jaw to enhance breast feeding. The lower lip might just be something that he can suck on. If he does ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Unlikely. : Tmj is a syndrome and more than likely you had jaw problems before but no real symptoms until you broke your tooth. You may be able to get back to wh... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Possible TMJ: You could be placing pressure on your jaw joint which may have had some damage to the joint and ligaments. Ear pain is a classic symptom of tmj. I... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep/nutrition: I would recommend plenty of sleep and to see a nutritionist to help your nutrition to aid your body's recovery. Mds only get a day of training in nu... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ most likely: Clicking joints are indicative of a disk movement or displacement. If your jaw clicks on opening and you can feel a slight clunk on closing this is ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Yes: The nuchal ligament connects to the external occipital protuberance and the pull on this ligament from a forward head posture can cause this bone to g... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep disorder?: Many times memory problems can be related to sleep related breathing disorders where the sleep gets interrupted so much that the brain isn't allowed t... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Movement disorder : Hand tremor has been linked to TMJ problems and so are dizziness and headache. Your recent tooth extraction could have intensified an already existin... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Definitely: It is not normal for children to snore. The new guidelines for the american pediatric association are that children who snore should get a sleep stud... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Forward head posture: The technical term is kyphosis and it is commonly called forward head posture. The cervical vertebrae become compressed in the front and ligaments st... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Cervicogenic? APNEA: I would be suspicious of a sleep disordered breathing problem. Headaches at night are usually associated with sleep problems where your oxygen concen... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Breast feed: Its important to help a child to establish a correct swallow patern where the tongue sits in the palate which is stimulated to grow with swallowing p... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Need clinical exam: See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Swellings in the mouth could be many different situations. Pain is an indicator that something is wr... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Neck problems?: A forward head posture can impinge the greater and lesser occipital nerve Which pass thru the trapezius muscle referring pain to the top of the head. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Seizure : Possible petite mal seizure you need to have evaluation with a neurologist.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
Sleep problem?: Poor sleep can lead to swollen eyes and overall breakdown of the body. How you feel when you wake should be rested and ready to go otherwise your sle... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 35 years experience
TMJ?: Tension headaches and ringing in the ear are symptoms included in tmj. Next time your ear rings hold your jaw more forward in a protruded position an... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 19, 2015
Great Dentist!!!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chrisman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chrisman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks, why the 9pm cut off? Research I've done recommends to stop eating anywhere between 90mins and 3 hrs before I sleep?
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Thanks for your quick reply! I realized after that my complete Q and info wasn't submitted with this- sorry about that.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks I have received your hidden message. Ciao from rome, italy

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Graduated 1988MD

Awards

Top Cosmetic Dentist, Second Place, California - Summer
2013
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
International Association od Orthodontics
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