Dr. Paul Grin

Pain Management
Torrance, CA
38 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

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

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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

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Trigger zones: About 50% of trigeminal neuralgia cases have "trigger areas" or "trigger zones", these are shock-like facial pain. Trigger zones are usually in the ce... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Obstract sleep apnea: It may affect 10% of the population, tends to occur between the ages of 40 and 60, and affects more males than females. Two-thirds of patients with OS... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Only temporary: it would not cause a permanent blood pressure problem or a cardiovascular disease. See your dentist and fix the problem.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your dentist: Magnet therapy is used today as a treatment for pain and inflammation. However, evidence that magnet therapy helps in any of the TMJ, tooth pain or gu... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Call your dentist: If the pain persists then it may be because of the deep cavity which is causing pain in the root canal area. See your dentist.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Cluster Headache: is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods a... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Irrelevant: The change in your sense of taste may be caused by a variety of reasons; from medication you may be taking to dental problems. It may be a sign of a s... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Diagnosis is the key: Without accurate diagnosis finding out the true source of TMJ pain and symptoms, no successful treatment is expected. In some cases, the symptoms of T... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Medical Management: Non -surgical treatment modalities: 1. Pharmacological treatment (AED medications). 2. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (biofeedback and hypnosis). 3. Alter... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Unfortunately, yes: It is important that all cancerous tissue be removed to prevent recurrence, thus the removal of tumors can result in cosmetic (disfigurement) and fun... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
FYI,: dental care and dental anesthesia is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to defer routine dental care or treatment.
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
The rule of thumb: is that for every 6 months of life, approximately 4 baby teeth will erupt. Normally the first tooth erupts between ages 5 to 12 months.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See a dentist: If there is no pain and the chip is small, it's up to you to decide. See a dentist at your convenience to prevent future complications.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Not recommended: The best is go to visit an ENT, follow his/her instructions on staying out of pool and being careful in shower. Good luck!
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Definitely, yes: The radiation can cause: dry mouth, cavities, loss of or change in sense of taste, painful mouth and gums. It is recommended to see your dentist soon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Not recommended: Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
All of your teeth: Complete dentures are made for people who have lost all of their teeth. Complete dentures also called "plates."cover your entire jaw, either... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Scoliosis swimming: Swimming is considered a good exercise for some patients with scoliosis because the movements are not jarring and there is less pressure on the spine.... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Possible: However, in most published cases, these lesions resolved with topical steroid therapy.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Anticonvulsant drug: Carbamazepine was found to be effective for trigeminal neuralgia and has been the most prescribed medication for management this disorder. A relative... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Recommended: Swimming provides unparalleled cardiovascular conditioning and is a great low-impact exercise with a boatload of benefits.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Ask for overdenture: A regular denture made to fit an upper jaw usually is stable on its own. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper jaw... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Quitting smoking: is not easy, but you can do it. Talking with your doctor about your physical and emotional concerns can help you find the best way for you to quit. Go... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See OFP specialist: It is possible that your jaw is slightly displaced, a problem called TMJ . See OFP specialist they are expert in this field.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacol... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
TMJ TMD: TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw locking, jaw clicking and pain behind the ear. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful tre... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Bad breath, redness,: tender and bleeding gums, loose teeth. Sensitive teeth and receding gums. See your dentist if you suspect you have gum disease because the sooner you... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Lockjaw and Tetanus: Stiffness in your jaw muscles, also called trismus, is usually the first symptom of tetanus to develop. This is sometimes known as lockjaw. However, i... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Gaining weight: While most of us need to lose weight, gaining weight can be just as hard. However it is possible to do it healthy and quickly. Eat often and eat lots ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Pressure & patience: Pinch all the soft parts of the nose, apply steady pressure for 10 minutes and apply ice to nose and cheeks.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Snoring-red flag: Snoring, the noise that emanates from the soft tissues of the oropharyngeal walls during inspiration. Although snoring seems physically harmless, it c... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your dentist: There are many various reasons which could cause a mouth ulcer (e.g. canker sore, pemphigus, etc.). I can appreciate your concerned about your dental ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are multiple reasons you may have a bad taste in your mouth. The most common causes for bad taste in your mouth is medications, oral health prob... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
StainlessSteel metal: Ask your orthodontist for clear retainers. They cover the teeth entirely, and do not use any metal clasps or metal bows.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See your doctor: It's important to see your dentist or physician to find out why the mouth is dry. Depending on the cause of the dry mouth, your health care provider c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See an OFP: Orofacial Pain includes a number of clinical problems involving the masticatory muscles or TMJ. Some people may experience pain in the ears, cheeks or... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Safe and essential: FDA Pregnancy Category B - No proven risk in humans. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Pregnancy is not a reason to delay routine de... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Safe Diagnostic Tool: Dental x-rays are one of the lowest radiation dose studies performed. X-rays allow your dentist to see signs of the tooth disease or potential gum, bo... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Implant surgery: Dental Implant surgery causes very little discomfort compared to other oral surgical procedures. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfort... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See OFP specialist: for evaluation and diagnosis. Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Dental abscess : This infection will not resolve on its own. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth infection. In order to get appropriate treatment it is i... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Tooth extraction: will remove a tooth from your mouth leaving a gap that could reduce the functionality of your bite and can impair the cosmetic appearance of your face... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
See OFP specialist: Orofacial Pain provides diagnosis and management of pain in the face, TMJ disorders, locking jaw as well as, associated headaches and neck pain. Orofa... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Simple solution: The proper diagnosis of your condition is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays, diagnosis and treatment. Good lu... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Impaction surgery: The removal of impacted tooth is a serious surgical procedure. Sedation dentistry is used to provide a safe, comfortable relaxing and anxiety-free exp... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
NSAID: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for reducing inflammation and pain in arthritis, dental pain, gout and migraine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Talk to orthodontist: These elastics usually run from the inside of an upper tooth to the outside of a bottom tooth to help correct a cross-bite. Only your orthodontist can... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Can be dangerous: Mouthwash exists for a reason, not to get people high. Drinking mouthwash in order to get high can be dangerous and fatal proposition.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes, you can: Tea, coffee, red wine and fruits will contribute to the staining, but superficial extrinsic stains are minor and can be removed with brushing,flossing... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Several options: There are several options available to replace missing teeth. The option that is chosen to replace missing teeth depends on many factors including you... 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! I am totally committed to my dental health. I guess issues happened while I was working and hardly ever brushed after lunch. I was always i the field. Still preparing fo...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! My Perio has the machine--a surprise. It probably would be better if protocol allowed for suturing the super fragile gingival attachment vs. leaving it alone for food pa...Read More
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Out of the 4 replies yours directly answered the query. Need for insurance company discussion coming up very soon. This UL issue of mine is very expensive. LL has 2 impl...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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