Many people needlessly suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ), jaw muscle and bite problems. A large percentage of these problems are the result of a lack of balance and coordination between the TMJ, the muscles of chewing and the teeth. Many of these patients can experience long-term, drug-free relief from this pain and have a stable bite for years to come using conservative dental treatment. The treatment can range from balancing the bite to appliance therapy or a combination of both. The first step to determine if a dental solution is appropriate is a detailed evaluation followed by an accurate diagnosis. Dr. Phelan has spent many days studying this exciting area of dentistry with some of the leaders in the field including, Drs. John Kois, Frank Spear, Peter Dawson and Mark Piper. Dr. Piper is a world-renowned Oral Surgeon who has dedicated much of his time to the training of interested dentists in the evaluation and treatment of temporomandibular disorders. For more information on TMJ and Bite Problems feel free to call our office at 905-827-1619.


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