Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Kanehl, specializes in the treatment of TMJ with advanced dental techniques.
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All of the above symptoms indicate TMJ, a potential lack of harmony between the joint, muscles, and nerves, and should be treated. When the harmony of the teeth, the facial muscles, and the TMJ no longer exists, TMJ Dysfunction arises. By finding the optimal position for the jaw, we eliminate the pain, protect the natural dentition from destructive forces and optimize the longevity of the restorations in the mouth.
Dr. Bruce Kanehl was the first Jacksonville, Florida dentist back in 1984 to give a lecture to the local dental society on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ Dysfunction. He is Jacksonville's leading dentist in the treatment of TMJ. His success in treating patients who suffer TMJ Dysfunction is through his knowledge in occlusion (or treatment of the bite). He finds the optimal position for the jaw and teeth by designing a special splint that is worn by the patient to get relief from pain. During the period of healing, which could last 3 to 6 months, the teeth and the jaw come into harmony. Following this splint therapy, an occlusion needs to be established in harmony with the Temporomandibular Joints. This is commonly treated through a bite adjustment, crowns and bridges, and/or orthodontics.
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Dr. Kanehl is one of a select few in the Jacksonville area to be a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and to treat sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy.