Kathryn’s Story

Colorado orofacial pain specialist Dr. Kevin Berry

Orofacial pain specialist Dr. Kevin Berry

Kathryn faced a challenging daily reality marked by severe jaw pain, frequent jaw popping, and relentless headaches. These symptoms, which are characteristic of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), had become a significant barrier to her quality of life. She initially tried various forms of treatment, each of which turned out to be unsuccessful. It was then Kathryn decided to turn to Dr. Kevin Berry and the experts at TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center of Colorado for a different approach. Under the caring support and guidance of Dr. Berry’s team, she finally achieved the quality of life she always knew was possible.

Treatment Journey

Beginning her treatment in November, Kathryn embarked on a carefully planned regimen under Dr. Berry’s guidance. This involved wearing two distinct orthotics—one for daytime and another for nighttime. After several months, Kathryn had experienced such significant improvements that she could begin limiting her treatment to the nighttime orthotic. Reflecting on the successful adjustment to her treatment plan, Dr. Berry noted, “I am thrilled we were able to help her get back to normal!”

Key to Kathryn’s diagnosis and treatment plan was the use of advanced imaging and diagnostic technology. A 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) scan provided a detailed view of Kathryn’s jaw structure, crucial for precise treatment planning. Additionally, using a Tek Scan system allowed for before and after assessments of Kathryn’s bite, ensuring the effectiveness of her orthotics in relieving the TMJ symptoms.

Overall Results

By April, Kathryn’s situation had improved dramatically; her pain levels dropped from a distressing 9/10 to a nonexistent 0/10. Her headaches, previously a frequent issue, also ceased completely. The alleviation of jaw fatigue and soreness allowed her to engage in daily conversations and meals without discomfort. Kathryn expressed her satisfaction, saying, “I was surprised at how easy the treatment was. I thought it would be a struggle to wear the orthotics, but it wasn’t. I am very happy with the results.”

Kathryn’s journey to recovery at the TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center of Colorado underscores the effectiveness of targeted treatment and the use of innovative technology in managing TMJ disorders. Her story serves as a beacon of hope for those with similar conditions and highlights the center’s commitment to providing life-changing care.

Start Your Journey Today

If you are suffering from headaches or pain/discomfort in the area surrounding your temporomandibular joint, don’t wait another day to begin your journey to relief. Contact Dr. Berry and his team of experienced professionals at TMJ Therapy and Sleep Center of Colorado by calling (303) 691-0267 or by using our online contact form. Let us put you on the pathway to a happier, healthier life.