Archive for September, 2010

My experience with FOSA Therapy
September 15, 2010

Last year: I had had some major dental work. My dentist personally recommended that I get a nightguard because I grind my teeth. Unfortunately, I did not listen to him, beause at that time my teeth were not bothering me.

On July 15, 2010: I had some more dental work. I cracked my crown due to my severe grinding. I had to replace that cracked crown. My Dentist recommended getting a FOSA to prevent such damage in the future.  Again, I did not listen to him since it costs another expense.

Soon after, I started experiencing headaches behind my left ear and jaw. I back tracked and thought ok maybe it was my teeth but they were not hurting. So I thought they were just migraines. As time went on, I experienced more headaches and migraines. Starting on Ibuprofen 800 mg. and over the counter sinus medication. This always helped before but not any more.

July 20, 2010: I made an appointment with my medical doctor. She said, maybe it was because I stopped taking my prescribed medication. “OK, I thought should I start taking it again?” I opted not too. Side effects started to occur and this is why I stopped.

July 26, 2010: I had scheduled another medical doctor’s appointment for an EKG, heart palpations, and on going headaches. It just wasn’t working out.

July 30, 2010: I ended up in urgent care at Kaiser. The doctor administered acupuncture on the spot, prescribed muscle relaxors and Xanax.

August 3, 2010: Dr.Scott, my general doctor had recommended a stress test. That evening I ended up at urgent care at Kaiser again. My headaches were getting worse. I was unable to work that day. I decided to call my dentist, Dr.Patel, and he had told me come into his office. I told him what I had been experiencing. He stated “Oh my God! you need a FOSA!” Those were his exact words. He had personally known of all the problem I was going through.

Finally, August 6, 2010: I was referred to Dr.David Han. He was kind enough to see me following day. Dr.Han fitted me a FOSA. He explained how it would artificially correct my bite to reduce muscle tension and help out with the grinding. I wore it that night. To my surprise the headaches were gone. Ever since then I wear it every night and have not experienced another headache. I was amazed!! I did not think it was possible. So, I am writing this letter to thank you personally.

Thank you,

Sylvia M, La Verne, CA 91750

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