“I have suffered from TMD since I was diagnosed in my 20s during medical school (I’m now in my 60s) I have had major surgery on my jaw and jaw joints and seen multiple specialists over the years. I was referred to this practice by my general dentist. Dr. Kushner and her team have done more to help me with this problem than any other professional I have seen. She is thoughtful, caring, and compassionate, and her team echoes these same traits. When I first established care with this office, I was convinced I would never be comfortable or be able to eat normally again. The treatment plan and appliances I have been using have been nothing short of miraculous. Although I will never have a normal bite again, I have attained a level of comfort and function that I am very happy with and should serve me well for the rest of my life. I cannot recommend this office enough and offer a rating of 10 stars out of 5!! One bit of advice I would give to my fellow TMD sufferers; don’t let anyone tell you this is “all in your head”. This condition is very real and can be very debilitating. The only way TMD is “in your head” is in the fact that the TM joints attach to the base of your skull. Good luck to all of you!!”
Steven Floerchinger MD, FACS
I felt like I was in good hands
Dr was very deliberate and all the staff seemed to have total faith in her ability and the product
I feel hopeful!!!
When I got the mouthpiece initially, it brought my lower jaw forward and it felt great. I yawned after the first couple nights sleeping with it and my jaw cracked, as if it was cracking back into proper alignment after being off for several years. My husband noticed a significant reduction in my snoring right away. My husband said my face even looks better, that my jaw and facial structure look like they should be. I feel rested.
If I had to describe the staff at the office with one word, I’d use “thorough.” At this point I’ve been in for multiple appointments. Each time the staff checks the mouthpiece and modifies it to make sure it’s perfect. I truly appreciate coming in for multiple modifications to get it just right.
Now Dr. Kushner wants a sleep study, and I am eager to see how that goes. I encourage anyone who is having jaw pain or related issues to come see the staff here. You have nothing to lose, but you do have a better quality of life to gain.