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Dr. David Chrisman

Dentistry - Cosmetic
Vista, CA
34 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Cosmetic Dentistry

Dentistry - Orthodontics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
59 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ: Tmj is associated with movement disorders. You must correct the jaw relationship to its proper position. The popping sound is the disc relocation bac... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Absolutely: Tmj is a descending structural problem that can extend down the body. Most TMJ pts have cervical instability and present with kyphotic spines. Cervic... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Sleep study: Insomnia is related to sleep disordered breathing you need to be getting 7-8 hrs of sleep for good heath. I would recommend seeing a sleep special... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Bruxism: Some of the newest findings in the TMJ community is the connection of bruxism to sleep related breathing disorders (ie apnea). Your jaw position is re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ?: Ear and headache pain area my times associated with a TMJ problem. You may need to see a dentist who treats TMJ disorders that has had special traini... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Tongue scraper: Perhaps you should try purchasing and using a tongue scraper. Many mouth odors are related to stuff growing on the back of the tongue. If that doesn... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Second Opinion: You need to get a second opinion with a dentist with specialized training in TMJ and craniofacial pain. Prior to any surgical approach you should get... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Dark circles: If the dark circles are under your eyes it is called venus pooling and it is most likely associated with allergies and/or a sleep disordered breathing... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Why?: The mouth can regenerate rather quickly but the real question is why? Most times in my office this is due in response to whitening toothpastes which ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ: Tmj is a structural problem of the jaw joint and thus requires a structural solution. Your bite and your jaw are not in harmony so the muscles try t... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Water is best: Its best to drink water on a diet to help clean the kidney and liver as you start to metabolize fat.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Yes: Ear symptoms are frequently reported with tmj. There is even a ligament called the discomaliolarligament that connects the disc to the hammer of the e... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Thought disorder?: You may want to look up thaught disorder to get more info on your particular problem if it is a common event. It may help to give you direction on w... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Probably not: At 16 you are most likely done growing especially if you have been menstrating for a few years by now. Onset of menstration indicates that you are an... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Get evaluation: With no know reason for the lump and if it has been there for more than 2 weeks you should have a dentist evaluate the lump in order to get a diagnosi... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Depends: Your craze lines will tend to get worse over time regardless of any dentistry just like a crack on a windshield. That said if the invisaline improves... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Sphincter muscles : It is sphincter muscle that retains the contents of the bowels but abdominal pressure can make it more difficult to hold the contents. If you squeeze ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Sleep disorder?: You may be experiencing these problems if you have a sleep related breathing disorder. If you are having problems getting to sleep, staying asleep, w... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Structural problem: Most scoliosis problems that I have seen originate from three load bearing areas. The TMJ can cause postural avoidance of pain/airway going down the... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Ear pressure: It is possible that your eustation tube was having trouble equalizing the pressure change on descent which could make you body begin to panic with the... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Sleep problem?: Headache in the morning ot normal and could be the result of a sleep disordered breathing problem. The stuffy nose can be also part of the problem if... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ: Headaches and sinus pain can go along with tmj. Tmj is a syndrome or a collection of symptoms related to poor jaw alignment. These problems are str... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Posture: I have seen that TMJ can affect patients creating a forward head posture. Research has demonstrated an average of the head being 4 inches forward whi... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Structural problem: I have found that this is associated with a postural avoidance problem. There are three main areas of support that can cause posture to change. Your ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Can't dx: Can't diagnose without clinical exam and medical history. Bumps on lips can be from many things bases on size, shape, color etc.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Narcolepsy?: Sounds more like a sleep related breathing disorder. It also can go along with asthma which is also associated with breathing problems. You should c... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Probably not. : Tooth mobility is generally a sign of periodontal disease (ie gum disease). Gum disease can cause the bone supporting the teeth to recede which in tu... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ ?: These are all possible signs of tmj. Headaches and ringing in the ears are common complaints that i see on a regular basis. Sinus cat scan is normal... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Sleep?: If you have poor sleep with excessive daytime sleepiness you could have a sleep disordered breathing problem. This can affect overall health includi... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
TMJ : You still may have a closed lock joint. You need to see a dentist with special training in tmj, get an mri, get a diagnosis and start treatment from... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Epocrates: Is an apple application that can see the interaction of up to 20 drugs.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Postural hypotension: If this happens when you stand up it might be from low blood pressure where the blood doesn't get sufficient supply to the brain and it can cause you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Insomnia & SDB: Insomnia can be related to a sleep disordered breathing problem. It is not normal to have to use pills to get to sleep. There is some excellent info... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Possible: You need to see a qualified TMJ dentist to get a definitive diagnosis. Most likely it is a TMJ dysfunctional problem but there are other reasons for h... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
How's ur sleep: Fatigue and depression go hand in hand with a sleep disordered breathing problem. If you get poor sleep and you have excessive daytime sleepiness pe... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Trigger point pain: Overuse of muscles can cause shortening of the muscle which produces knots. These are also known as trigger points which can produce pain because the... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 years experience
Diagnose first : You need an evaluation to evaluate if it is truly a TMJ issue. If so then a comprehensive evaluation with review medical history, x-rays, photos int... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Chrisman
Dentistry - Cosmetic 34 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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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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