Houston TMJ Treatment Testimonial


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Video Transcript

Okay my name is Tonya Hamilton, and I have had problems with my TMJ forever, but the last 15 years I’ve developed something called cochlear hydrops which is a form of menier’s disease. And I started having problems hearing and fullness in my ear and ringing and bells and that kind of thing. So what happened over time, I noticed that the combination of clenching and allergies, the two together is always the common denominator that brought on attack of the cochlear hydrops menier’s. Over time I didn’t deal with it, fast enough and swiftly enough, or appropriately. But I ended up losing most of my hearing in one ear. I thought well, that’s life, I can get along with one ear. But then it jumped to the other ear, and that’s when I started panicking. I thought, I’m going to do what I can do to see if I can get this in check. So I went to see an ENT and different ENTs believe different things. But the more I read, I do believe that a neuromuscular dentist was the way for me to go, because if I could get my TMJ in check, and I could control my allergies, then maybe I could control the cochlear hydrops and maybe save my hearing in my other ear. So that’s what I did, I ran here as fast as I could. I don’t have those horrible headaches. I don’t have that buzzing sensation across my face, and the tenderness and it was almost inner ear swelling. I don’t have fullness in the good ear, I will probably always have fullness in the bad ear because that’s the nature of cochlear hydrops. He’s a great doctor, patient, very patient. I did not want to do it, I didn’t, I don’t like messing with things. I don’t like artificial things, not one for cosmetic surgeries and all this kind of good stuff, yet at least. But, I was really nervous about it but he calmed my fears. I was afraid I was going to end up with really big teeth and those bright, white teeth that you can see coming from around the corner, that kind of thing. But I trusted him and he steered me right, he did a great job, they feel natural, they look natural, well they are my teeth, but they’ve all been, I had to have every single tooth in my head done to be able to raise the bite enough to take the pressure off. I just can’t say enough, I mean I’m glad I did it and I don’t regret it one bit.