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The care I received from Dr. Shapira was life-changing. I went from uncontrollable headaches and facial pain to a sparkling smile and a pain free life. I have been out of Chicago for several years now, yet every stop along the way is greeted with amazement as my new dentists comment on my dental work. They also are very aware of who Dr. Shapria is and are quite impressed. Previously, I had no idea he was so widely respected.
Although I didn't see doctor ira in an appointment, I reached out to his team concerning some TMJ/TMD symptoms I was having. His assistant Kelly, reached out to me via email and phone and gave me the right direction To take concerning my issues. I highly recommend doctor ira and his staff to anyone experiencing TMD/TMJ difficulties.
My husband and kids would complain about my snoring. We were even once on vacation and my daughter who was sleeping on the couch outside our bedroom yelled in her sleep "Shut up!" I was extremely tired during the day-so tired that at 9 am on my way to work I was looking for a place to pull over to take a nap. Finally my doctor prescribed "provigel" to help me stay awake.
I finally went to ENT who fixed (my) deviated septum, however, then my husband complained that the snoring was worse, not better. The ENT recommended that I see Dr. Shapira for a sleep appliance (my brother has the huge CPAP machine that is noisy and he has to take it with when he travels. He says it is so noisy he that he cannot hear anything when he wears it.
The sleep appliance works great. I have my life back. I am able to stop taking the medication to keep me awake during the day and my husband no longer complains about the snoring.
I even went on vacation with a lady friend who at first did not want me in the same cabin on the cruise because she had experienced my snoring on a drive to Florida. She said, if we go again-separate rooms." We went on the cruise, shared a small cabin and only once did I start to snore. She had me roll over and I was fine. It is definitely a life saver.
Today I am enjoying the wonderful smells of spring flowers. It has been many many years since I have been able to do this. For about 50 years I have suffered from daily headaches of one kind to another. I have tried medicines, biofeedback, and just living with them. I had given up hope that I would ever have a headache free day. I was with my husband who has sleep apnea and snores. We visited Dr. S for him to obtain an apparatus to relieve these symptoms. At the appointment Dr S noticed that I had a headache. He treated me by spraying the sides of my face with a cold spray and had me bite on a wad of cotton gauze. I then saw Dr S for an appliance to stop the headaches. I had ground my teeth so much that my bite was incorrect and was causing the pain. Dr S gave me an appliance to correct the bite. It was to be worn at all times. It was so nice to feel good everyday! After a few months, Dr S and I decided that crowning the teeth to permanently correct my bite was a very good idea. Now with the new teeth my headaches are gone, my bite is correct, my smile sparkles and I am sleeping because my husband no longer snores. My life has really improved dramatically. I am so grateful for finding Dr S!