I have suffered from TMJ for over 5 years. I was living in California and was being treated by an orthodontist there. I was fitted with an orthotic and it did help with the pain. I was only to wear it for a few months but wore it for 4 years. I was told I was not ready for the next step. I slowly started to see the old symptoms coming back, the jaw pain, massive migraines and swelling in the jaw. I thought this is how my life’s to be, with no light at the end of the tunnel. Then I move to Las Vegas. My husband and I went to a health expo and that’s when I met the staff of Dr. Escoto from the Nevada TMJ Institute (also known as A Beautiful Smile). I immediately made an appointment for a consultation. I have been with Dr. Escoto since July of 2005, I basically needed to start over with the new orthotic, but this time it was different, I felt a difference in how I was chewing and the pain started to subside as did the swelling and the headaches. I wore the orthotic for 6 months and have progress enough to start the next phase in my treatment. Dr. Escoto is a great professional who keeps up on all the newest technology and treatments and he really cares about his patients. He also makes sure his staff is just as professional. I am very happy to have found Dr. Escoto and his staff. Because of his skills, knowledge and treatments, I have progress in a matter of months. I look forward to continuing this journey knowing that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Ann V., 02/06