Written Testimonials of Durham Dental Patients!
"I had the most wonderful experience at Dr. Durham's office. Everyone treated me like I was one of the family. I had been having migraine headaches and ear infections for two years straight. I was miserable finally my family doctor sent me to an ENT doctor who told me that I had TMJ. They sent me to Dr, Durham’s Clinic. From the moment I walked in the office they could tell I was miserable. They also told me I had one of the worse cases of TMJ they had seen. They created a splint for me to wear 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I had several TENS therapy (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) that helped me to relax. After the first two TENS sessions I began to feel a lot better. I have been wearing the splint now two years without any snap, crackle, pop. No more migraines and no more ear infections. I would recommend Durham Dental Clinic to anybody having TMJ problems."
"My wife & I had the most wonderful experience at Dr. Durham's office. Everyone treated us like family. Would recommend this office to anyone. My wife, Deborah, is a big "chicken" when it comes to dental work. She said she never felt a thing - they were wonderful! All you chickens out there, get to this office, you won't regret it!"
"Dear Dr. Durham and Staff,
Just a kind note of thanks for all you have done for me and my family. For 23 years I lived with inescapable jaw pain that was increasingly getting worse. I always knew something was wrong with my jaw, but could never find a doctor that could give me a diagnosis and a cure. Every doctor I consulted would eventually suggest I "learn to live with the pain". So I did.
As the years went on other health problems started; debilitating migraines, Ear aches, double-vision, numbness in my hands, ringing in my ears, and many sleepless nights. I spent a year in specialists offices trying to figure out what was wrong until I came into your office for a routine dental cleaning. In less than an hour I had more answers than I heard in 23 years. The most amazing thing was, I also heard you say there was a cure.
After being placed in a removable orthotic, I immediately felt better. For the first time in decades I was sleeping through the night, and did not have to take several doses of ibuprofen to get through the day. I was amazed the solution was this easy. I would have been content on wearing the removable orthotic for the rest of my life until you told me we could permanently fix the bite problem by full mouth reconstruction. Without hesitation, I scheduled the appointment. Even though we are only halfway through the reconstruction, I feel better and have more energy than I have ever had. I also cannot believe how much better my smile and jaw line look. What a wonderful side-effect! I am looking forward to the adjustments to my lower fixed orthotic so we can finish the last half of the reconstruction.
I know there are a lot more patients out there with the same symptoms I had, looking for a cure only being told there are none. I hope more doctors become knowledgeable in Neuromuscular Dentistry and how positively it changes lives. Your Appreciative Patient,"
"I was diagnosed with gum disease and of course, it scared me pretty bad. I didn’t realize the pain and swollen gums that bothered me so bad, and for so long was related to gum disease, rather I dismissed it as part of my sinus problems. Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) was the recommended treatment, yet not one to deal with pain well, I was quite apprehensive. Knowing I needed to do whatever was necessary, I had the treatment started that day. To my surprise, there was absolutely no pain what so ever throughout the process. Doc told me I might experience some sensitivity the next morning, yet it should be very minor. I have to say, the only pain I felt the next day was … on the side of my mouth that had not been treated (as he could only treat one side at a time). Even though I had to drive 2 hours to my appointment, and they had already scheduled the completion of my treatment a couple of weeks out, I called the office the next morning requesting they let me know if there were any cancellations earlier, so I could get the other side done as fast as possible. As soon as the remainder of my treatment was finished, I could immediately feel the relief! I no longer had any sensitivity, no more swollen/sore gums, and felt as though I had a brand new smile. I would recommend Laser Periodontal Therapy to anyone who is diagnosed with gum disease … and would encourage having it done immediately! The longer you wait to have gum disease treated, the more chance you’re taking with your overall health. "
Laser Periodontal Therapy Patient
"I’ve suffered with jaw pain and headaches off and on for about 3 years. I’ve had to take as many as 4 Advil at a time several times a day for weeks to be able to function at work. The pain was usually worse as the day went on. It interfered with my ability to get to sleep as well as stay asleep all night. I’ve tried several things like sleeping with different size pillows and ice packs to ease the jaw and neck pain I had. Dr. Durham diagnosed my pain as a TMJ problem. He tensed my muscles and was able to determine where my bite should be. From that, he made a clear orthotic that I wear on my lower teeth. It puts my bite in a position that keeps my muscles relaxed. At first, I wore it all the time only taking it out to eat and clean my teeth. After the first few days, I was able to speak with is comfortably without anyone noticing I was wearing it. I’ve been pain free for 3 months now and only sleep with it in. From the start of wearing the neuromuscular orthotic, I haven’t had one headache or taken any Advil. My jaws don’t pop when I eat, and I am able to sleep comfortably now. I consider myself so lucky to have solved this pain problem that interfered with my daily routine."
"I was afraid to get my hopes up when I saw the ad in the newspaper promising pain free dentistry. For years I'd been having problems with receding & bleeding gums, several teeth had to be pulled, but the fear of having to go through the painful procedures to correct my problems was too much. I had almost resigned myself to having to get dentures in the near future.
I set up an appointment and was treated with kindness and understanding during the procedures I would need.
The big day came and I was given medication so that I would sleep through the procedures, Dr. Durham and his staff were very gentle, I felt no pain and upon awaking no discomfort then or the next day. My mouth has never felt cleaner or healthier and I now look forward to my next checkup.
Thank God for Dr. Durham, I encourage everyone to set up an appointment and see what a difference it will make."
Susan B. Brooks
"You all don’t know how very much you are appreciated. Thanks to your compassionate attitudes I was finally able to have the dental work done! I had an actual pleasant experience after many bad ones! Thanks again-you guys are great!"
Lady’s Island, SC
"Your kindness, your professional ability and all you have done for me are all greatly appreciated! Also, your exceptional staff helps making a visit to you very relaxing."
Harbor Island, SC
"This surgery was not what I expected! It was better. It was much less invasive and I had pleasant experience. My gums look and feel much better. I have no more worries about infection below my gums. The one word I would use to describe this surgery is worth while. Don’t wait and worry about your gum health. Do it now!"
Dental Periolase patient
"The Periolase surgery was what I expected it would be. I had no pain during the surgery, no bleeding and no stitches. I had moderate pain after the surgery, but I was back to work the next day. I would recommend this surgery if you are a candidate because it is less painful than the traditional deep cleaning procedures. You will notice a difference in your gums in just a few weeks. The one word I would use to describe my experience with the surgery is “Successful”!"
"The staff here (excellent in every way) explained and reviewed everything in detail. They treated me like the baby I am (at 62 yrs old) and there were no surprises. I had very little pain and went back to work the next day.
If you are a candidate for this procedure, I say Do It! It is so much better than the old methods. I didn’t have any bleeding, sutures or pain. It is well worth it. It was Awesome!"
Dental Periolase patient
"I really didn’t know what to expect, but it didn’t hurt. My mouth was numb and I was comfortable during the procedure. I had moderate pain afterward but went back to work the same day.
Dr. Durham and his staff are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and kind. This procedure is the only one that is proven to regenerate bone. I would recommend this procedure."
Durham Dental patient
"The one word I would use to describe my experience with this procedure is “Great”. I was told up front everything I needed to know. I was told I would be comfortable during surgery and would have very little recovery time and they were right. I would recommend this to anyone with gum disease. It is a great value when you consider the cost and time you invest to get the results you desire."
Durham Dental patient
"This procedure is heaven sent, almost miraculous as far as surgeries go. Laser technology proves again to be the way to go to rid mankind of debilitating illness.
I would recommend this procedure to anyone with gum disease! The surgery was minimally invasive and therefore I had very little pain. I was comfortable while the surgery was being done and I was back to work the next day.
I was asked if the surgery was what I expected. It was and it wasn’t. The outcome of the surgery is what I expected. The way the procedure seemed so easy to perform, is not what I expected at all. I guess that was just due to the professionalism of the staff. (Thank You!)
If I had one word to describe my experience with the Periolase surgery it would be… Supermagnifablulous!"
Dental Periolase patient
"I would highly recommend this to anyone who has been told that they need periodontal surgery. There was very little discomfort during the surgery and very little pain afterwards. I went back to work the next morning.
I really wasn’t sure what to expect from this procedure, but it went much better than I had hoped. It is definitely easier than having your gums cut during surgery.
My whole experience with the surgery was a pleasant one."
“This truly is a Miracle Surgery!”
Dental Periolase patient
"I do recommend this surgery, because it is what I expected it would be. I had very little pain, and was back to work the next day. However, I do not recommend doing it at 7:00 before breakfast! Ha! Ha!"
Dental Periolase patient
"This procedure was explained to me before I went in and it was performed just as it was explained. It took less time than I expected and it wasn’t painful at all. I was very comfortable during the surgery. I had no pain during the procedure or afterward. I went back to my normal routine as soon as I left the office.
I have had periodontal disease for a while and have been through the traditional flap surgery that requires cutting, suturing and a painful two week recovery time. This was FANTASTIC compared to the traditional procedure. I would recommend this to anyone!"
Moncks Corner, SC
"I have been to a lot of dentists during my lifetime and I can truly say that Durham Dental is the best. They took time with me and explained what I need to do to take care of my dental needs. The care the Dr. Durham and his staff showed me is one to be commended. They took the time to explain to me the importance of good dental care and what I needed to do. Being a patient at Durham Dental has encouraged me to continue to take care of my dental needs. I have a beautiful smile and I am so confident when I am speaking to people because of my dental work. Durham Dental is the best and will always take care of my dental needs. I recommend them highly."
Dr. Juanita Murrell