Delighted to recommend O'Connor Dental Health. I have had issues with my right temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) for a number of years - frequent clicking and episodes of pain associated with reduced range of motion at the joint as well as frequent episodes of tinnitus and ear pain. I am a doctor and had researched the condition in detail and understand that it is frequently misdiagnosed as well as ineffectively treated. I was reluctant to go down the surgical route for TMJ dysfunction and was thrilled to find an expert in this complex condition in my locality as it is frequently misunderstood and very difficult to manage. The practice itself is warm and welcoming with exceptionally friendly staff. After a thorough dental and orthodontic history was taken a dental exam was performed and the cause of my TMJ dysfunction was fully explained. Dr O'Connor has trained in Functional Jaw Orthopaedics and Myofunctional Therapy which is concerned with the process of encouraging the upper and lower jaw to grow to their correct shape and position thereby allowing the teeth to grow as they should and not crowd. I had had orthodontic treatment for impacted adult canine teeth which required surgery and braces 6 years ago. I now understand that because of impacted adult teeth my upper jaw failed to grow to it's correct size and because of that my lower jaw is in effect slightly too large which has caused crowding of my lower teeth and has had a knock on effect in that it has caused problems with the positioning of my TMJ. I am very satisfied with the diagnosis and explanation of my symptoms given to me and thrilled with the treatment plan I have been given (exercises based on myofunctional principles as well as a night time splint to wear) and would recommend this practice highly.

AoifePatient