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Dr. Paul Grin

Pain Management
Torrance, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Southbay Headache, TMJ and Orofacial Pain Institute

Torrance, CA

Address

4305 Torrance Blvd Ste 505, Torrance, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Tricare

UnitedHealthcare

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About

Bio

Dr. Paul Grin has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience throughout over 30 years of his practice in managing complicated cases. He is a board certified Orofacial Pain doctor, a Fellow of American Academy of Orofacial Pain, holds a Master’s degree in Public Health.

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.

Pain Management

Dentistry

Languages spoken

Hebrew, Romanian, Russian

Doctor Q&A

12K Answers
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Morsicatio buccarum: also called cheek biting. Rinse with warm salt water 3-4 times a day, Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (one tablet every 3-4 hours as needed for p... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Of course: Methadone is much more potent than hydrocodone as well as longer half life. Just follow your treating physician advice. Take care.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
TMJ-TMD : TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Surgeons' decision: There is an evidence based medicine to support the use of antibiotics in gum or bone graft surgeries.The decision to prescribe or not is pure empiric... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
MouthBody Connection: Tooth pain accompanied by nausea and sickness can indicate a tooth abscess. If bad teeth are not taken care of, damaging microbes grow in the mouth an... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
TMJ-TMD : TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It may, but : normally it is quite difficult for any antibiotic to get to the abscess in an abscessed tooth.The only way to cure a dental abscess is with dental tre... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Definitely, yes: Traumatic ulcers of the tongue are usually the cause of the jaw pain. they are next to the cause of the damage (broken, sharp tooth) and go away once ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your surgeon: Wisdom tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Secondary headache: Primary headaches do not have an organic (tumor) cause. When evaluating a patient's headache, it is imperative that the physician first identify and e... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: It could be a blocked mucous or salivary duct, mucocele or any other pathology or even normal anatomical structure. It is always recommended to check ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is alw... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Pain is not normal: Tooth extraction is a surgical procedure and is not completely risk-free. Pain, swelling, bad breath and infection following surgery is usually at its... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Impossible: Ask your dentist/orthodontist about Invisalign. This orthodontic treatment can fix larger overjets or overbites than most people think without braces ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Free OPT: Free Online Pregnancy Test: http://www.thepregnancytester.com/ They can detect the hCG pregnancy hormone as early as 7 days after conception. The test... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Why not?: Local anesthesia is usually used for a temporal artery biopsy. This biopsy is an outpatient/ambulatory minor procedure it's done under local anesthesi... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
TMJ-TMD : TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, e... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Definitely, yes: Different medications, no drug interaction and good combination for bacterial infection treatment. Take care.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Topamax (topiramate) withdrawal: Topiramate (Topamax (topiramate)) is a newer anticonvulsant that blocks voltage-gated sodium ion channels. Topamax (topiramate) should not be disconti... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Don't brush 24 h: only gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water 3-4 X per day. After the 24 hours, start brushing your teeth, being particularly gentle near the sur... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Nothing serious: Swollen lymph nodes under the jaw or in the neck can certainly be normal in many cases for a 3-4 weeks after having dental surgery or infected tooth e... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See an oral surgeon: for evaluation, imaging and treatment options. There is a surgery to fix your problem.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Contact NFA: Often the best physician recommendations for your area come from local support groups. The National Fibromyalgia Association offers a support group di... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Metal free: Lucitone 199 heat-cure acrylic and is metal free.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
It is normal: The fatigue you feel is normal and is your body's response to its adrenaline production during surgical procedure, caused by the stress. After the su... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Psychogenic diseases: symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
No worry: Usually, the first tooth erupts at around the age of six months lower central incisors. If your baby still doesn't have any teeth at 11 months he is, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Hypnotherapy: The use of hypnotherapy in supporting people with sleep disorders is well documented with positive outcomes. One or two sessions of hypnotherapy might... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Facial migraine?: Facial migraine is a condition that has many manifestations. It can produce many kinds of visual, gastrointestinal or neurological symptoms, as well a... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, it could be: one sided. TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, the same: Cosmetic/esthetic dentistry improves smiles, health, security and confidence. Just follow this link The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry: http:/... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Pain & Anxiety Free: The local anesthesia is used either by itself or in combination with one or more of the following: nitrous oxide, oral sedation, I.V. sedation or gene... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
PathophysiologicPain: The term pathophysiologic pain is used to describe pain that persists even when all painful stimulation has ceased and the injured tissue has healed. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Arthritis and: Arthralgia, literally means joint pain and is a symptom of the Arthritis is a joint disorder itself that involves inflammation of one or several joint... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Skelaxin: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Skelaxin muscle relaxer both increase sedation and drowsiness. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Flexeril both increase ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, you can: Impacted canines surgery can affect your function and appearance of your smile, but not TMJ. Braces are always first choice after this surgery.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Wisdom teeth: in many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with their alignment. If you are experiencing wisdom teeth swelling or... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Very common: Study by Boykin et al., "In the United States, despite a generally dentally motivated population a large prospective study reported that 13% of adult... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
No worry: there is no contraindication to place a dental implant while on isotretinoin. However, the dentist you choose to restore your dental implants is just ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See a dentist: for evaluation and diagnosis. If you have tooth decay you may need fillings, crowns or inlays. Using a toothbrush, regular rinsing with an antiseptic ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Oral Candidiasis: also called "oral thrush". Oral thrush can sometimes spread to the roof of the mouth and the back of the throat. In many cases oral thrush does not ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Possible glossitis: is an inflammation (redness, swelling, pain, burning ) of the tongue. Burning is one of the common symptoms of the glossitis. Most cases of glossitis ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
See your dentist: Many salivary gland disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen salivary glands. There ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Corticosteroids: The adrenal corticosteroids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are widely used for their potent anti-inflammatory properties. They have a strong... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, it can: However, many disorders have very similar symptoms. The main symptom of salivary gland disorders is irritated or swollen soft palate. See your doctor ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
PA is needed: Periapical x-ray is good enough to diagnose dental abscess. A tooth infection will often express itself on an xray as a dark circular lesion at the ap... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Not recommended: If the force is used to tap off the bridge, you may run the risk of damaging one of the teeth holding the bridge.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Yes, it is possible: but only on temporary bases. It won't last for long period of time. Ask your dentist for alternatives.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
No need: If there is no cavity(tooth decay) there is no need for filling. Even early decay doesn't always mean you need a filling. In fact, the decay often can... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Prevention: When headaches originate from demonstrable cervical pathology, the term cervicogenic headache is used. However, the role of the cervical spine in the ... Read More
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Testimonials
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May 2, 2015
I am grateful to Dr.Grin for educating not only myself, but all of us here at HealthTap about pain management, AND, moreover, I am grateful to him for his openness to the effects of psychotherapy. I h...Read More
What a great guy, excellent physician, wonderful colleague and all around genius in the area of pain as well in a surprising range of other areas. I learn from him every day and have recommended that...Read More
Oct 21, 2014
Dr. Grin is a wonderful colleague and physician. He is knowledgeable in multiple areas not only in the scope of pain management. His genuine compassion is evident not only in the way he cares for pati...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Yes, I agree with you. There is no way a way a dds would say to go to the ER. I guess he did not trust the dds to fix the problem. The guy was told that the ambulance wo...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! My large group union in NYC has great dentists to choose from. Their plan includes DDS's in Florida but they are terrible.Was in NYC to relocate 2 yrs. ago but hurrican...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! I wanted to be concrete with my posting. I'll re-contact general dds to get implant crowns placed asap after I find out the outcome of the PET/CT for my partner who has ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UCLA School of Dentistry, CA
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

UCLA
Completed 2013

Awards

Cum Laude; Dean's Scholar, Bucharest University
Top Doctor, First Place, Los Angeles Region - Summer
2014
Top Pain Management Specialist , First Place, California - Summer
2014

Affiliations

AADSM - American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Headache Society
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