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TMJ Treatment-San Diego

April 27, 2015

J.N.before.afterTMJ Pain Correction Story & Our Featured Smile of the Week…
TMJ is the Temporomandibular Joint and often the root of pain for lots of patients. This pain can range form minor popping & clicking of the jaw, to severe pain such as facial soreness, full feeling in the ears, ringing in the ears or even daily migraine headaches.
This particular patient is not the typical TMJ age of 28-45 but only 17. We started TMJ treatment on her about a year and a half ago. She came to MOD Squad complaining of all the severe symptoms mentioned above. As you can see from her before and after photos, her bite was not correctly aligned causing her lower jaw to be canted back into her ear canal causing all of her pain. Her first step in treatment was to place a corrective TMJ orthopedic splint. She wore the splint 24/7 with weekly adjustments. Her pain was quickly alleviated by the splint. Once the patient was pain free and stable for 3 months in this bite position, Dr. Friedman placed her in traditional braces to move her teeth permanently to where the splint was holding her correct bite position. She is now pain free and actually represents that smile on her face both inside and out.
If you or someone you know suffers for TMJ pain, phone Jess today 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.

TMJ Treatment-MOD Squad Dental-Scripps Ranch

January 22, 2015


TMJ Treatment Review

We are completely honored to receive such a great review and thrilled that this patient shared her TMJ treatment story with social media giving other patients with the same or similar TMJ issues hope.

From our patient;
This review is lengthy, but worth the read. I want people to know the life altering work of Dr. Friedman not only on teeth, but on jaw disorders as well.
April 2003 I was in a pedestrian vs vehicle accident. I, the pedestrian, took out the windsheild with the left back part of my head. Ever since then I struggled with severe jaw, face, head and ear pain known as TMD (Temporomandibular Disorder). At times it affected my ability to speak, eat and function. I watched my mom go thru two horrendous jaw surgeries and refused to do the same. I came to the decision that I would just live in pain for the rest of my life. It was until I was referred to Dr. Friedman that I realized there are other options besides face peeling, jaw breaking surgery. At age 33 Dr. Friedman diagnosed me with an arthritic left jaw joint and possible old undiagnosed injury to the jaw on top of the TMD.
It was decided that treatment would be splint therapy. He was able to lift my jaw off away from bone on bone creating a space where over time tissue would grow and cushion the joint. With in a month I was already relieved of so much pain. As time passed I noticed my jaw structure looking more symmetrical and normal. I can now eat, smile and live with no pain. Words cannot even begin to express how Dr. Friedman has changed my life.
The office holds high standards of cleanliness, is well organized, personable, and runs like a well oiled machine. Dr. Friedman’s wife, Jessica, is amazing! She explains procedures in my terms so I can fully understand both medical and financial ends before anything is done. His life altering work coupled with the above and beyond customer service of the staff makes MOD Squad the total package. You guys are outstanding and deserve endless stars!! —Cara Duke