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.