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I have suffered with TMJ for over 25 years. Symptoms included grinding my teeth, jaw pain, jaw clicking, mis-aligned bite, disturbed sleep patterns and facial muscle tension. I had tried a variety of mouth guards ( in an effort to stop grinding my teeth), with no success. In addition, I suffered from a chronic neck and upper shoulder pain, on my right side, which I attributed to a car accident. I thought I would always have to deal with this pain, as massage therapy, acupuncture and chiropractic care did not provide any relief. The tension in my neck and facial muscles was probably the most uncomfortable and persistent issues.
When I met Dr. Hill, we discussed the issues I was experiencing. I believed my condition was chronic. After my initial consultation with Dr. Hill, I immediately felt optimistic that he could effectively work with me to relieve my TMJ. He explained that my TMJ was a result of many factors and that a multi-faceted treatment plan would be most effective. This treatment plan included a thorough analysis of my condition, and a recommended course of action ( including tensing, orthodontics and build ups on my teeth). Dr. Hill recommended that I undergo orthodontic treatment. At 48 years of age, I was not thrilled to be wearing braces, but I knew that for effective, long term treatment of my TMJ, I would have to follow his treatment protocol.
Within one week of having the braces put on my teeth, my headaches, migraines, facial tension and neck / shoulder pain had disappeared. In the 11 months that I have been wearing braces, I have not experienced any of the symptoms that were bothering me previously. It is amazing to be able to finally do a proper shoulder check while driving, sleep through the night, and be pain free! The inconvenience of the braces has been quite minor, compared to benefits I have experienced. My braces are coming off next week, and I can honestly say that I am thrilled with my results.
Dr. Hill’s staff ( both office and orthodontic) are fantastic. They are flexible, caring, and empathetic and genuinely care about their patients. Dr. Hill has literally changed my life with his treatment.
Thank you for the opportunity to share my story.