I saw Dr. Aspros for what turned out to be a failed root canal that was done by my previous dentist. It felt like I had a "giant cartoon tooth" in my mouth that was also painful — this is the best way I can describe it. Dr. Aspros reassured me that we could do an X-ray to see if a failed root canal is to blame, but that this wouldn't be necessary because failed root canals are exceedingly rare. (This is not true — the failure rate of root canals is approximately 5%) Then, without doing any diagnostic imaging, he permanently altered my bite. He claimed this would improve my tooth pain. After several bite adjustments that only exacerbated my pain, I finally insisted on having X-rays and discovered a failed root canal causing bone loss in my jaw.
I am only 26 and I am in pain 24/7 because of what Dr. Aspros did to me. My TMJ specialist has informed me there is no cure and it will be this way for the rest of my life. Please be safe and do not see him. Thank you for reading.