Dr. John Olesen
Dr. Maria Furlong

Temporomandibular Dysfunction (TMD/TMJ)

Improper occlusion (how the teeth fit together) can be one of the most difficult issues to treat in dentistry, TMJ as it is often referred to, is a joint disorder that affects a large portion of the population.

The Temporomandibular joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body with the ability to move in many different directions and is required for simple daily living tasks such as eating and talking.

The increase in stress in our daily lives has also increased the prevalence of nighttime clenching and grinding, which often exacerbates the TMD issues.

Dr. Olesen has an in depth background in occlusion and has brought in some of the leading occlusion specialists in North America to learn from.  TMD treatment can vary anywhere from a simple bite adjustment, to a nightguard or adding height to the teeth to change the way in which they fit together.