As an ENT, I routinely see patients who have TMJ concerns. I was so impressed with Dr. Giordano’s successful TMJ treatment for my son, that he has become the main doctor to whom I send my patients who have TMJ issues.
I had been bothered by a painful, clicking, periodically sticking jaw for many years. My dentist referred me to Dr. Giordano. Now 6 months later my problem has been completely resolved. I would highly recommend Dr. Giordano and his entire staff to anyone seeking relief from pain due to a jaw problem. The kind and caring staff are always very helpful with any questions and concerns that I posed to them. I can’t imagine a more pleasant dental experience anywhere!
For some, jaw discomfort can be a problem. Foe me, it was a debilitating condition that honestly left me questioning how I could go on living! I didn’t laugh anymore, was always on edge around family and friends and co-workers. Physicians prescribed endless anti-inflammatory meds, I purchased expensive mouth guards, even my long-time dentist had little hope to offer…NOTHING worked! As a last resort, I was sent to a sleep disorder clinic. The study indicated possible TMJ issues and referred me to Dr. Giordano’s office. After a month of treatment, my discomfort was virtually gone, and with it the revelation of how low I’d gotten from my years of pain. It’s a thrill to say that I can carry on normal conversations now without discomfort, sleep better, breathe easier and I appreciate smiling again….such simple pleasures lost to an agony that dominated my life. Thank you Dr. Giordano and your incredible staff for your honesty, concern, and for listening….for giving me my life back!
Our 19 year old son had been experiencing TMJ pain for over one year. After experimenting with other methods such as physical therapy and jaw manipulation and finding no relief, we heard about Dr. Giordano. Within four short months of treatment, he was pain-free and able to fully open his mouth. He remains pain-free to this date. We are so thankful to have found Dr. Giordano and his expert staff. We HIGHLY recommend them for handling TMJ issues.
After experiencing lock-jaw and pain while eating, I went to my “regular dentist” for treatment where I was dissatisfied with said treatment. Dr Giordano had a plan to correct the problem and by following the plan, the jaw is no longer painful. I only have wonderful things to say about the whole experience. The staff is especially helpful and friendly.
Dr. Giordano’s method of treating TMJ problems is in a class by itself. I discovered this after 40 years of pain, treatment attempts by 4 previous dentists, and more consultations than I can count. I am still comfortably wearing the first orthotic that Dr. Giordano made for me 4 years ago, and I am confident that when it wears out he will produce another successful one. My only complaint is that he has not yet promised me that he will never retire!
I began using the appliance and, almost immediately, I slept deeper and longer at night. Insomnia was my greatest symptom. The fading of my other symptoms, such as locking popping and pain in my jaw were just perks. Thanks for my appliance. When I wake up in the morning, I can actually say that I got a good night’s rest.
A referral from an oral surgeon to Dr. Giordano for my TMJ problems was crucial to my current well-being. Needless to say, the thought of living with my mouth not opening normally and with pain for the rest of my life was depressing. Thanks to Dr. Giordano, my mouth has now opened normally for over 10 years and my jaw has been pain-free.
I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and given a CPAP machine. After two months of trying to use the CPAP device, I developed sinus and ear infections. My Dr. informed me that I could try an oral appliance that moves the jaw forward to keep the airway open. Dr. Giordano and his staff were extremely knowledgeable and friendly! They answered all of my questions and concerns. They contacted my dentist, as well as, my health insurance provider. Dr. Giordano examined me, took impressions of my teeth and fit me for the appliance. I’ve used it every night since I received it. Today I feel better, I’m well rested, and have my quality of life back! I highly recommend Dr. Giordano and his staff.
I have had bruxism since I was young. Most of my baby teeth and many of my adult teeth have been ground flat. My jaw would frequently “pop” when opening and occasionally I had a hard time closing it without having pain in my jaw joint/ear area. Last summer it had become almost impossible to eat any regular foods without pain, or my jaw popping out of joint to the point that I had to help guide it back into place with my fingers. My jaw pain made it difficult to get through a full work day of meetings and normal talking. The pain of chewing and talking, fear of choking and constant explaining to people why I was holding my jaw became too much. I decided it was finally time to find a resolution.
I learned about Giordano Family Dental at a local Health Fair and had entered a raffle for a free TMJ consultation. I let the gift certificate sit for almost a year before I decided it was time to see if they could actually help.
Taking the first step to meet with Shannon and Dr. Giordano was difficult as a working, busy mom and – difficult because I knew my insurance would not cover most of the services. But – I can honestly say that it was one of the best things I have done for myself and my health. The evaluation process was possibly the most comprehensive procedure I have been through. Shannon and Dr. Giordano were thorough, caring and did an outstanding job explaining to me what they were doing and why. They took all of my comments, evaluations and concerns seriously in order to develop the best personal treatment plan. This was not a cookie cutter diagnosis process or treatment plan.
I was convinced that the only solution would be surgical or a major inconvenience. However, over the course of a few months, I saw the treatment team every 2 to 4 weeks. The regimen did not include surgery or a life altering imposition. The night appliance was fairly easy to get used to (much to my surprise) and seemed to make a difference fairly quickly. I was extremely nervous about the occlusal equilibration process (you only get one set of adult teeth!) It was a painless procedure and I immediately felt relief in my pain and grinding. We also worked through an anti-inflammatory medication therapy and ……the overall results were just short of miraculous.
Long term, I know that I will still have challenges regaining my joint health, but I have gone from all but not being able to eat and having constant pain to feeling well… pretty normal! On busy days when I talk a lot, I may still need an anti-inflammatory, but the popping joint and difficulty eating has been almost entirely eliminated.
I am grateful to the entire team at Giordano Dental. Joanna was easy to work with and immediately made me feel cared for and valued as a client. Shannon was fabulous in terms of really listening to my explanations and helping me work through the evaluations. Her knowledge, skills, and ability to hear what the client is saying are invaluable to this process. Dr. Giordano is professional, honest and thoughtful in his approach. I immediately trusted that he was considering me as an individual, responding to my specific needs and developing the best course of action for my case. I trusted him and he was very clear in what I could expect. I could not be more pleased with the results or process. It has sincerely been life changing for me.
I would recommend this process to anyone suffering with similar issues. Don’t be scared – just when you think that you will always have to deal with pain, there may be a very successful solution. Your health and wellbeing is totally worth it! Thank you Giordano Dental!!