Welcome to Buffalo TMJ A Dental Practice Focused on Optimal Oral Function
Welcome to Buffalo TMJ. We are a dental practice in Orchard Park, NY, committed to improving patients' lives by treating jaw dysfunction. Jaw dysfunctions like TMJ disorder can result in a number of unpleasant symptoms, including discomfort, teeth grinding, and difficulty breathing. Fortunately, Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS, is a dentist who understands the complexities of the jaw and offers treatments that can restore your oral comfort, function, and health.
If you are suffering from jaw pain, the innovative dentistry practiced at our Orchard Park office can provide the relief you need. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dolgos today to begin your journey towards optimal jaw function.
Get to Know Buffalo TMJ with Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS
It is our mission at Buffalo TMJ to help patients overcome jaw pain and dysfunction without the need for surgery and without extensive...and EXPENSIVE...restorative dentistry.
Why Focus on the Jaw? The Jaw-Body Connection
The Jaw Impacts Important Daily Functions
At Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, our dentist focuses on the function of the jaw as a critical body part, responsible for chewing food, communicating ideas and feelings, and helping to regulate breathing. Jaw problems can result in chronic discomfort, inhibit oral function, and even result in sleep apnea.
Jaw Pain and Dysfunction Has Many Causes
There are many reasons your jaw might not function properly. Some are related to the way the teeth fit together, others correspond to patterns of muscle movements and reflexes, and still others relate to dis-harmonies elsewhere in the body. During your dental appointment at Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, we will identify the source of your jaw problems and determine an appropriate treatment plan.
Proper Diagnosis and Treatment Can Help
A common dental problem that brings people to our office is clicking and popping in the jaw. Our goal is to help you figure out exactly what it is that's malfunctioning, and why certain structures aren't working as well as you'd like. Next, we can help you find ways to overcome these problems.
Find Out How Our Dentist Can Help You Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are looking for a dentist who offers TMJ care, look no further than Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS. His dental practice focuses exclusively on care for those suffering from jaw problems and sleep apnea.
We invite you to schedule an appointment at Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, so we can examine your teeth, jaw, and other oral structures. After your appointment, Dr. Dolgos will recommend and develop a treatment plan to improve your health.
You can request an appointment by filling out our online form or by calling our Orchard Park office at
Real 5-Star Reviews "My Headaches Are Gone!"
Very pleased with Doctor and staff. Professional and extremely competent. Short wait time, friendly everyone, easy parking. Most of all, my treatments seem to be working.
I kept waking up with severe headaches and was diagnosed with TMJ. My primary doctor recommended Dr Dolgos and I could not be happier. After following his TMJ program, my headaches are gone!
Meet Our Dentist Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS: In His Own Words...
For the past two decades, I've collected a great deal of knowledge and information, earning many certificates and a few credentials. I spent many hours studying advanced dental techniques at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. I earned fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry, and in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain through accumulating a certain number of hours and passing some tests. But my educational pursuits have not been limited to the dental field, and it always seemed that every time I found an answer to a question, several more questions would arise. These questions led me to study books and articles on physical therapy, anatomy, nutrition, biomechanics, energy medicine, alchemy, homeopathy, disease, kinesiology, psychology, physics, and sleep.
I had a particularly keen interest in the nature of light, and its relationship to consciousness. I bought my first laser in 2005, and I began practicing Reiki around the same time. At this stage of my learning, I fully accept the idea that most, if not all, disease begins in the subtle energy field, prior to manifestation in the physical body. The things we can measure and observe in the physical system are consequences, not causes. We can treat the physical systems, but healing really occurs when the true causes are allowed to arise, and can be released. As my pursuits lead me further and further into the study of consciousness and its influences on the nervous and muscular systems, I hope to incorporate a wider variety of techniques and treatment modalities into my diagnostic efforts and therapeutic protocols, and help people reach this deeper level of healing.
For now, my treatment approach centers around the optimal function of the jaw joints, the connected musculature, and the nervous system. I hope that I can help you in your search for knowledge and in your pursuit of comfort and wellness. And if you decide to visit me for a consultation, I very much look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Dolgos' Professional Affiliations
Treating TMJ Disorder Is Our Primary Focus
Many patients visit our dentist in Orchard Park, NY, trying to answer the simple question: "Do I have TMJ?" The quick answer is, "Yes. You have two of them!" TMJ stands for "temporomandibular joint," which is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. Your TMJs are what allow you to move your teeth up and down to chew food.
When most people say, "I have TMJ," what they mean is that they are suffering from TMJ Disorder, also known as TMD. TMD usually occurs when the joints of the jaw become inflamed, and it can lead to persistent jaw clicking, pain while chewing, and headaches.
Our primary focus at Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, is correcting the movement of the jaw muscles, which can improve your health, comfort, and quality of life. We utilize a number of different treatment methods, including custom-made oral appliances.
"Do I Have TMJ?"
Custom Oral Appliances for TMJ Disorder
The foundation of Functional Jaw Rehabilitation at Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, is the Stabilization Orthotic, or what we call the MSO. This specially-designed oral appliance first de-programs the old neurological patterns that have led to your symptoms. From there, it can help the nervous system learn new patterns that keep the stomatognathic system stable, balanced, and functioning optimally.
Dr. Dolgos crafts each of these dental devices on-site in our Orchard Park, NY, office. He feels strongly that this is a significant reason so many of our patients feel so much better.
Jeffrey Dolgos, DDS, Advises Patients On How to Choose a Mouth Guard
"It's Like a Miracle" A Patient's Experience with a Custom Mouth Guard
TMJ Academy Become a Member Today
Every patient who receives care for jaw dysfunction at our dental office in Orchard Park becomes a member of our TMJ Academy. This special program designed by Dr. Dolgos provides members with resources and support as they rehabilitate their jaw muscles.
“Thank y’all so much for all you did for me and my jaw! I feel so much better and it’s amazing how much an appliance can make a difference.” Lelia J.
Other Popular Services
Obstructive sleep apnea is a health condition that occurs when the soft tissues in the throat restrict the airway during the night, leading to snoring, fitful sleep, and chronic sleepiness. Over time, it can also lead to more serious conditions like heart disease. Our dentist applies his knowledge of dental function and jaw alignment to make custom orthotics that can shift your jaw position during the night and open up your airways.
Most people associate BOTOX with cosmetic care, but did you know it can provide relief to patients struggling with TMJ issues? BOTOX works by relaxing muscles, so when injected into the jaw muscles by a qualified dentist like Dr. Dolgos, tension in the jaw can alleviate, minimizing the occurrence of teeth grinding and TMJ disorder.
Did you know that lasers can be used to treat TMJ disorders? Dr. Dolgos uses laser biostimulation to relax jaw muscles and relieve pain. As a certified instructor at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, our dentist is familiar with the most state-of-the-art uses of dental laser technology. Dr. Dolgos also uses the LANAP® laser to eliminate diseased gum tissue with exceptional precision, as well as Waterlase® lasers to perform a number of treatments on soft and hard tissue - often without the need for anesthetic!
Relief Is Within Reach Request a Consultation Today
If jaw dysfunction is causing you consistent pain and affecting your quality of life, contact Buffalo TMJ in Orchard Park, NY, today. Care from our experienced dental specialist can correct your jaw function and reduce your discomfort.
Dr. Dolgos can conduct a consultation for TMJ disorder, sleep apnea, or other jaw diseases and disorders. You can request your initial consultation now by filling out our online form or calling
More 5-Star Reviews "I Highly Recommend This Practice."
I had suffered from extreme headaches, face pain and neck pain for several years. Everyone thought it was my wisdom teeth (it was not). After going through treatment with Buffalo TMJ and receiving my jaw appliance I have had little to no pain ever since. Now I only need to wear it maybe every few months when I feel a little pain, and it goes away the next day. Has improved my life so much!!View On Google
I was referred to Dr. Dolgos due to a severe episode of TMJ that resulted in much jaw pain and an inability to open my mouth. After an extensive evaluation, a treatment plan was developed, which gave me hope my condition would improve in time if i adhered to it. I was given a workbook and a journal to use to help guide me during the course of this experience. It has been 3 months since I first met with Dr. Dolgos. I now can eat normally, and have almost no jaw pain. The caring, compassion, professionalism, skill level, and genuine friendliness of the staff at Buffalo TMJ deserves to be recognized. I highly recommend this practice.
The History of Buffalo TMJ
Back in 1989, a local dentist by the name of Dr. Robert S. Kull made the bold decision to exclusively focus his dental practice on the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ Dysfunction. I always thought it was interesting that his name was Dr. SKull.
He called his practice Western New York TMD, and it became well-known in this area as the place to go if you had a jaw problem. Dr. Kull took an approach to this problem that was very different from that which is taught in conventional dental education. His approach placed attention on the form and function of the joint structures themselves, rather than on how the teeth fit together.
Dr. Kull concentrated his practice exclusively on the treatment of TMJ dysfunction and facial pain from about 1989 until his retirement in 2011, at which time he entrusted his practice to me. During his 20+ years of treating TMJ Dysfunction and facial pain, Dr. Kull developed a protocol which was predictable and effective for a very high percentage of people, a unique quality in the field of TMJ Dysfunction. Before he left the profession, he taught me how he evaluated and treated his patients. I have continued to refine and develop this protocol in a continual effort to meet the needs of each individual who comes to me for help.
TMJ Rehab Order the book by clicking on it!
Most people really don't like going to the dentist. Most people don't really want root canals, or crowns, or braces, or surgery. It has been my goal for quite some time to create a conservative, functional, and orthopedic program to help rehabilitate the jaws, without the need for surgery, braces, or significant restorative dentistry if possible.
My practice mission is to help people understand, and then overcome the uncomfortable, often painful symptoms that can arise due to malfunctioning jaw joints and muscles. Our primary objectives at Buffalo TMJ are to protect the joint structures from being overloaded, to deprogram the neurological reflexes that get in the way of jaw function, and to program new neuro-muscular patterns that will support optimal function and comfort. The problem is, I can only see one person at a time, and I know there are many people out there who are looking for a solution...or at least a place to start.
That's why I wrote this book. My team members and I walk our patients through a 12-week TMJ Rehab program which incorporates techniques and exercises I’ve learned from many different modalities, and adapted through the years to meet the needs of the TMJ sufferer. This workbook outlines exercises combining elements of physical therapy, kinesiology, yoga, meditation, dietary modification, and vibrational healing into one cohesive program.
You can now order this book through Amazon.com!