7933 Baymeadows Way, Jacksonville, FL 32256, USA

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.