Here is a letter from a TMJ Patient who recently underwent disclusion time reduction. He describes his TMJ treatment experience, where his TMJ Symptoms were recently treated by Dr. Kerstein, using T-Scan guided occlusal treatment.
“Dear Dr. Kerstein,
I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you about the effect my TMJ treatment you performed has had in my life. I have been dealing with TMJ now for the past 5 years. Ive had symptoms ranging from jaw clicking, neck pain, jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and bite feeling ‘off’ every time I chew. Ive been to several orthodontists and Dentists alike. Some treatments helped, others have not. I’ve tried numerous treatments ranging from splints, nightguards, braces, prolotherapy, and some have said nothing could be done. As you know, I’ve had several treatments of Prolotherapy that have made my clicking in the jaws go away. Unfortunately, the treatment had left me with a bite imbalance and I was still getting headaches.
So I did some research one day on the internet and found your website that stated you treat TMJ by looking at a person’s bite by the use of a computer. This treatment had me intrigued, so I packed my bags and headed from Milwaukee to Boston to see if you could help me.
When I arrived, you checked my bite by using a computer program called the T-scan. You found my bite to be ‘off’. By using various instruments you found my jaw muscles were overstimulated as well. When you did the T-scan bite analysis on me you found that my back teeth were getting in the way of my bite. You filed down the back teeth according to what the T-scan showed. After the first day of treatment the first thing I noticed was that my bite felt much better and I was able to chew my food much better than I had in a long time.
Four days later at my second visit, you re-evaluated my bite with the T-scan. It showed I had less muscle activity and that my chewing was much better and that my back teeth were no longer getting in the way.
It’s been about 2 months now and my bite still feels good and Ive started to notice my headaches decreasing in frequency. I look forward to seeing how my bite heals after the treatment you provided. So I just wanted to say thank you for your expertise in fine-tuning my bite. Should I have any symptoms, i wont hesitate to make another trip back to Boston to see you.
Dr. Brian Adler”