I have lived my whole adult life with debilitating migraines. When these migraines became active, they caused auras and intolerable headaches which led to blurry vision, dizziness, nausea and chronic energy-draining neck and shoulder pain. I literally had to isolate myself in a quiet, dark room to lay still and prevent myself from vomiting.Then, I was referred by a friend who had similar migraines, to Dr Yoshikane. At this point, I was open to try anything that wouldn’t require drugs, with all of their side effects, for the rest of my life. With years of severe headache pain.. one may wonder about the possibility of having a brain tumor or neurological disorder. I was unsure if my teeth had anything to do with my migraines, but I had to give it a try.The drive to Dr Yoshikane’s office to seek care was 40 miles one way...this clearly was beyond my personal comfort zone...but my migraine pain was unbearable and continued to steal precious time that I could have spent with my family.After explaining my symptoms, Dr Yoshikane thoroughly examined my teeth while immediately explaining the importance of bite balance..andpointed out the relationship of extended of health issues that TMJ dysfunction creates. One of the most interesting facts which Dr Yoshikane pointed out, was why my porcelain cracked off my crowns.Dr Yoshikane explained the relationship of uneven bite contacts causing my muscle overload, debilitating headaches and the extension of chronic body pain. He recommended an extensive bite equilibration through careful grinding of my teeth with the assistance of a computer pressure sensor. Honestly, I was apprehensive about teeth grinding, but it was painless and he and his assistant made sure I was comfortable and at ease. After the bite adjustment..what an amazing experience! All of my teeth touched...completely synchronized!!! All at the same time, without my jaw having to jockey around to find my bite-something I have had to deal with for decades and became an automatic, subconscious habit of mine. I didn’t know that it could be corrected. No more biting the inside of my cheek when chewing! And the most amazing revelation-months later, I realized I hadn’t had a migraine since that day.Dr Yoshikane is experienced in TMJ pain disorders...diagnosing, treating and quickly accessing the situation. In treating me, he was very professional, and he considers my best interests first!Now I have to return to finish my implant crown! Yippee! More
Reviews for Orange, CA Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Patrick Yoshikane TMJ Therapy Services
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