Barry C. Cooper DDS
TMJ/TMD Facial Pain
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New York TMJ/TMD Expert
Welcome to your online resource for information on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of TMJ/TMD — temporomandibular joint disorders.
Millions of men, women and children suffer from TMD or TMJ — physical conditions that affect the jaw joints (mandible) and the muscle system responsible for jaw function — and many have found relief through safe, conservative, noninvasive treatment.
Whether you're seeking diagnosis, treatment, or information about TMJ/TMD, this site provides a complete picture — and detailed insights — into temporomandibular joint syndrome. From a simple introduction to TMJ symptoms to a sophisticated analysis of computerized diagnostics and neuromuscular occlusion therapy, you'll find the information here.
From personal experience, extensive research and years of practice, New York TMJ &TMD Expert Dr. Barry C. Cooper understands the structural and functional aspects of TMJ,TMD and the measurable, physical remedies that can eliminate or decrease your pain.
JayI have had chronic TMJ for the last two years including debilitating joint pain, facial pain and muscle stiffness. My TMJ started one night when I yawned and my jaw popped out of place. My jaw, joints and muscles became irritated and I started to experience terrible facial pain and headaches. Nothing seemed to help and the pain was always there. My regular dentist tried a night guard. My oral surgeon tried anti-inflammatories. My Internist tried physical therapy. But nothing cured my TMJ or helped for more than a day or two. It was like fighting a ghost. The pain, jaw stiffness and related headaches would always return when I stopped treatment. That was, until I saw Dr. Cooper. His compassion, understanding and knowledge about TMJ were unparalleled. He explained his treatment and literally took over five hours examining and fitting me with a customized mouth guard that was modeled after my natural bite. He complimented the mouth guard with TENS therapy, which is a gentle muscle relaxation technic that helps the jaw find its natural setting. The follow-up by Dr. Cooper has been amazing and I feel like he is really rooting for me to get better. I have been using my new mouth guard for about four weeks, and I have already started to see results. My stiffness is almost completely gone and I actually enjoy talking to people again. I have stopped taking anti-inflammatories. I have begun to do more normal activities. I have even started to yawn again. I feel like I’m on the road to recovery and my TMJ is finally – finally starting to subside. I strongly recommend Dr. Cooper to anyone experiencing TMJ – his knowledge is incredible, his treatment makes sense and his compassion is appreciated. Dr. Cooper is old school since he spends the necessary time to understand and treat his patients, unlike most doctors today.
Rosemary.After years of searching and countless attempts to treat my TMJ, I was fortunate enough to find Dr. Cooper. He has been treating my TMJ and many other symptoms for many years and helped to give me wonderful relief I had been seeking. I am on my second appliance and not only does it give me relief it is also VERY comfortable. In addition to being "THE MAN" to see if suffer from TMJ, Dr. Cooper is very welcoming and I always feel like he gives me all the time I need AND he tells GREAT jokes. If you are suffering from TMJ, Dr. Cooper is the ONLY & BEST DDS you could possibly see.
Don“I wanted to say a big THANK YOU for completely correcting my jaw-popping, clenching, neck and shoulder pain and headaches. The treatment and orthotic appliance can only be described as a miracle cure; this has been without a doubt the most successful medical procedure of any kind that I have ever experienced. You completely cured me. Your attention to detail and care for an excellent outcome is second to none. Thank you for everything!”