Patient Story – Mandible Advancement/Somnomed

I would like to greatly thank Sean and the Spa Dental team for looking after my dental and general health this year. The mandible advancement/Somnomed device that Sean has fitted for me couldn’t have come at a better time.

 After 3 days of wearing the device at night, I noticed that I had a lot more energy throughout the day, and did not feel exhausted in the afternoon as I used to. I then started to feel a lot more energetic in the morning and throughout the day. After 1½ weeks, the Osteopath confirmed that the device has improved my sinuses, and has taken the load off my TMJ (jaw joint). The device in combination with Osteopathic treatment have freed me from severe daily pain that I had lived with for 16 years.  2010 stands out as the year of resolving this major health issue.

Two weeks after getting the device, I was thrown into a situation of caring for my 97½ yr old dad and 89 yr old mum. It has been a real roller coaster ride including overnight care. I know that I would not have been able to cope without the mandible advancement/Somnomed device and Sean’s expertise.

Given the huge amount of stress related to being a carer, I am amazingly surprised how I have had the energy to carry out all the tasks required to keep my parents at home and to cope with the psychological stresses. I have been healthy throughout. Prior to this, I could hardly get through a normal day at work without feeling exhausted in the afternoon.

I also noticed that when doing daily exercises, I have greater strength and balance. I am extremely grateful to Sean and the friendly, professional and kind Spa Dental team who gently guided me through the process as I was hesitant at first about the device. Kelly and Bec kindly helped by talking me through some of my concerns.

I have been living with pain related to muscular imbalance for 16 years and have seen many practitioners. There are many dental practices to go to in Sydney, but Spa Dental is the best. Sean’s expertise, positive personality and caring nature, and the approachable manner and support of the team have returned my body to balance. Muscular pain is rare these days and I have the gift of energy.