TMJ & Sleep Therapy Ctr-Ut Michael Bennett DDS
812 S State St, Orem, UT 84097
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Dr. Bennett's treatment did not work and may have done far more damage than good. And we paid a significant price in pain, money, and disruption for what appears to be unexpected side effects of the treatments.
Dr. Bennett charged $3,500 to improve our daughters TMJ. His treatments provided temporary relief, but as soon as the treatment was over her TMJ pain came right back. What appears to be long-term damage caused by the treatments is much worse than the TMJ pain.
More than a year after completing treatment with Dr. Bennett, our daughter's jaw pain became so extreme she could not eat. We took her to an oral surgeon who ordered an MRI. The MRI found something suspicious on her jaw bone. The surgeon ordered a CT scan, then did a biopsy. The results of the biopsy were sent to a pathologist and an infectious disease clinic. The whole process cost thousands and thousands of dollars.
The pathologist found a low-grade infection that was slowly dissolving the jaw bone. It had dissolved an area about the size of a quarter. The oral surgeon said that based on the location of the infection (the outside of the jaw bone, high up on the jaw, and away from any teeth), the only reasonable explanation was that an injection at that location introduced the infection. It would be highly unlikely for that spot to get infected any other way. The only person that did injections at that location of our daughter's jaw was Dr. Bennett.
I can't recommend Dr. Bennett. The treatments were expensive and did not work. She still has the same TMJ issues she had before she saw Dr. Bennett. We will never know if Dr. Bennett's injections caused the infections, but no one has been able to offer a reasonable alternative.