A Testimonial Letter
by Chelane P.
I had suffered from TMJ problems for years and spent thousands of dollars with other dentists in an attempt to relieve my pain and discomfort before I came to Dr. Spainhower.
Stabilizing my jaw had been difficult to do with other providers but was quickly acheived with Dr. Spainhower's help. My treatment came to point where I could continue with the use of a bite plate to keep my jaw stable or I could consider fixing my problem.
My jaw problems resulted from an eneven bite and ligaments that were simply tired of trying to pull my bite back in place. For treatrment of that specifically, I took time with other dentists throughout salt Lake to get opinions and decide what would be best for me.
I ultimatley ended up coming back to Dr. Spainhower with advice from others. Dr. Spainhower gave me his input and we decided on a plan to hopefully fix my jaw.
After a month or two of planning and treatment, my jaw was stable and fixed. We ended up needing to take some height off of some of my teeth while adding some to others. All the while being sure my bite was exactly where it should be.
It's now 2 1/2 years later and my jaw is still stable and happy. What used to be pain on waking up, headaches and pain throughout the day, clicking and locking sporadically and overall discomfort is now what I used to hope normal felt like.
I greatly apprecciate the time Dr. Spainhower spent with me and his willingness to treat me as an individual with specific therapy needs. I can't begin to express how great life without jaw pain is.