Sleep Apnea and TMJ
TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)
I had really bad jaw and ear pain for 9 months. Sometimes I couldn't open my jaw all the way. Dr. Patel fitted me for my appliance. The pain was much better within 1 week and I can open my jaw now.
When i first came in I was stuck in a closed lock and only able to open my mouth 21mm. I was scared as it was my first time experiencing it. Through a very thorough exam, xray, and scan, Dr. Patel diagnosed me with TMJ. All staff were very accommodating with my fears and any questions or concerns that I had, After receiving my repositioning splint and wearing it, I was slowly able to regain the ability to open my mouth. While i dont have the same range of motion as I did before the lock, I am able to open to 47mm. This would not have happened without Dr. Patel and his wonderful staff. Thank You
I have had a great experience with Dr. Patel so far. I came to him with jaw pain, headache, and difficulty chewing. I was skeptical at first about just using a mouth guard and nothing else but one week out and I can say it definitely worked. My paid is almost gone completed after just week with mouth guard. I highly recommend Dr. Patel.
Dear Dr. Patel,
I'm writing this letter to let you know that I feel so fortunate to have found you. I have been suffering severe ear pains related to my TMJ for more than a year. I have seen many doctors and dentists with various areas of specialties in the effort to find a cure. I have gone through pain and trouble of varying misdiagnosis of the source of my problem. I have to go through many medical and dental procedures to rule out many possible cause of my pain including MS and brain tumor.
In one of my diagnosis, I met Dr. Deweirdt who referred me to your clinic. I also met another former patient of yours who gave me a good feedback.
When I finally went to your clinic and you created an oral orthotic, the relief that I felt was tremendous. The combination of your orthotic adjustments, physical therapy and chiropractic back alignment made me feel great.
Lately, I have been enjoying my life. I recently went on a nice long vacation without feeling any pain. The occasional mild pain that I sometimes feel is now easier to manage and doesn't last long.
I also want to give compliments to the work that your staff do for me, especially Desiree. They are very professional and very friendly.
Again, my sincerest thanks.
I spent years with a clicking, locking and painful jaw. This devise has shown improvements already in just a couple of weeks.
I came in with horrible pain; headaches, facial pain, and shoulder tenderness. A lot which prevented me from being able to sleep. This had been going on for about 10 years. On the first appointment Dr. Patel took the time to explain everything, the cause and the anatomy behind the disorders. I got a mouthpiece custom made about a week later and have been using it for a week and nearly all my pain is gone. Dr. Patel and all the staff are really nice and explain everything really well.
Before seeing Dr. Patel, I suffered from severe jaw pin which transpired into head and ear pain. After one week of treatment my pain decreased immensely and allowed me to have a better range of motion in my jaw.
I have only been wearing my TMJ appliance for one week, but I have already seen marked improvements in my ability to open and move my jaw. I feel confident that I will continue to see an increase in mobility in the weeks to come. The staff is very friendly and always helpful in answering all of my questions. They were very welcoming from the moment I arrived. Dr. Patel makes me feel assured that I will regain most if not all of my ability to move my jaw again. He, too, is very friendly and welcoming. I greatly appreciated his phone call to check on me the day after I obtained my TMJ appliance.
After about six days my pain in my jaw is almost totally gone. My migraines also miraculously went away after just five days of wearing the TMT appliance I’m so thankful to Dr. Patel for helping me and making my pain almost go completely away in just one week.
I have suffered from migraines, shoulder/new pain and TMJ for over 10 years. I have tried the chiropractor, therapy, night guard, massage, and nothing worked for more than actual treatment time. First night of having my appliance, I slept through the whole night. Immediately my numbing headache and jaw tension subsided. Its my first week and my quality of life has already significantly improved. Didn’t realize how much one thing affects so much. Thank you so much Dr. Patel.