I had a bicycle accident several years ago which damaged my teeth. Over time,
my original teeth no longer matched the colour of my prosthetics. Dr. Li suggested
replacing the original crowns with porcelain. I am extremely happy with the
results. She took much care in getting the proper colour shade and made me
feel so at ease during the entire process. She is a true professional.
I love my new shiny white smile and would highly recommend her for cosmetic dental
Louise Haley, BScPT, BScN owner of Haley Rehab Clinic
I am amazed at how much better I look and feel. I have suffered from chronic
allergies and sinusitis for several years. I also developed asthma and a chronic
cough. I had difficulty breathing and could not go outside in the humid summer
days. I would get headaches 1-2 times a week lasting from 1-4 days.
Within a few months of starting the neuromuscular treatment I began to feel better
with less congestion. My cough is gone and I have no problems breathing anymore.
Now I only get about one headache a month. The loud popping noise in my jaw
is also gone and I can open my mouth wider and more comfortably. I have a
beautiful new smile and a comfortable bite. Thank you for helping me improve
Dr. Pamela Li
Sally (Sue) M. Wise
It is with great pleasure and gratitude that I write this testimonial to the dedication
and caring that Dr. Pamela Li has put into the care of my jaw.
Many years ago (35 years) I received a severe blow to my jaw, which left me with
ongoing problems. Most of my discomfort was caused by my jaw joint slipping out
of place, often for a couple of weeks at a time. During that time it would be very
hard for me to eat, plus it was very sore during those times, causing some headaches.
As time went by it became more frequent and visits to the dentist for regular work
would leave me with a sore jaw for days. It didn't take much to set my jaw off,
laughing, yawning, opening my mouth too wide. You get the general idea.
Around three years ago it took a turn for the worst, I had also started grinding
and clenching my teeth. The pain was so bad it would wake me up at night. Everything
made my jaw sore. I guess you could say it was a 24/7 problem.
It was at this time I started to discusss it with Dr. Li. The first year I had a
upper jaw nightguard and it helped somewhat in the beginning. As Dr. Li realized
there was more to my jaw disorder than she first realized, she asked me if I would
be willing to try the "Neuromuscular Treatment".
She took the time to explain in detail the procedure and the hoped for outcome,
adding their are varying degrees of success, depending on how my jaw and muscles
responded. My commitment to do the work needed would also be a factor. At that time
she was beginning her certification in this procedure. I have been a patient of
Dr. Li for at least 7 years and have total faith in her expertise and judgement
(She was the first dentist to respect the fact that I have a very small mouth and
managed to work around it, without stressing me out). How could I not commit myself?
At the time I hadn't realized the great commitment that Dr. Li would also be investing
into the repairing and healing of my jaw.
Dr. Li has committed an enormous amount of time and patience far beyond the call
of duty. My part in all of this was to be committed and follow up on her suggestions
for physiotherapy, x-rays and such.
Here I am not a year later. Mostly pain free. I can actually eat an apple without
cutting it into little pieces, talk without my jaw becoming painful and my nights
are spent sleeping.
A layman's synopsis of the medical problems with my jaw
Deforming changes to the jaw i.e. narrowing, degenerative changes
Displacement of the disc (left) and complete deterioration (right) disc
Limited opening of jaw
Deforming changes of the actual jaw joints
Changes in the positioning of the teeth
Eating with great difficulty
Orthotic wearing 24/7
Frequent visits to the dentist for adjustments to orthotic
Frequent visits to a head and neck physiotherapist
Daily exercises to loosen muscles causing tension
Eating softer foods.
Progress (9 months)
Bottom jaw has moved significantly forward
Muscles have lost a lot of tension and tightness
Pain is at least 98% alleviated if not more
Eating is becoming a pleasure again
Opening mouth considerably wider
Life's little miracles never cease to amaze me
Thank you, Dr. Li