Everyone knows that dentists use dental fillings as a way of filling a cavity. This is important because it seals the hole and protects the tooth. Otherwise, small particles of food and bacteria could get inside. That could lead to decay or worse, an infection. Once infection sets in, there is a good chance of…
t13I would have never imagined that the symptoms I was dealing with were all related. I had an explanation for each one: bad pillows, allergies, changes in altitude while driving, and stress.
I am grateful to Dr. C and his staff for taking the time to talk with and listen to me when they asked, “How are you doing?” It was through this simple question that Dr. C first suspected my symptoms were TMJ related.
I mentioned I had my first bout with vertigo, and Dr. C asked about my other symptoms. I was having daily headaches upon waking, sinus pain and pressure, ear pressure and tinnitus. I was skeptical until the issues with my jaw began: constant achiness and a tired feeling, painful to the point I couldn’t open my mouth wide enough to eat a sandwich. On the day when I could visibly see the swollen muscle on the side of my face, I called to schedule an evaluation. Three days later, I had my mouth splint.
After the first night, I knew it was working. I woke feeling rested and for the first time in over a year, headache free. Within days my other symptoms began to subside.
Three months later, and I am still symptom free. I wear my mouth splint every night and during times of stress. My insurances do not cover anything TMJ related so my treatment was all out of pocket! I will say, the investment was well worth it.
Thanks again, Dr. C!