Mrs B, The Parade Specialist Dental Centre, Cardiff
My teeth and gums were in such a bad state and I knew they were getting worse, yet I felt too ashamed to show anyone. I was afraid of being judged so negatively and I just couldnâ€™t handle it. Whoever I was with I was constantly aware of my need to hide the offensive smile, bad breath, whatever. I was always on my guard, never relaxed. It was awful to feel that because of this I was unable to contribute to the world in the way I would choose to and I was terrified that there may have been something seriously wrong with my gums too.
I did find it in me to contact the Parade, and things came into perspective a little just by someone on the phone simply telling me ‘That is why we are here.â€
As I met with the specialist I held those words in my head.
He clearly gave me all the options open to make my mouth healthy once more. I never felt judged, he truly understood, and we focused on our future aims not the past.
I longed to be able to smile naturally and eat normally in the company of other. For me I felt I could only achieve this with implants.
The procedure was fully explained to me before the treatment started, and at every stage along the way. The extraction of my teeth was not pleasant, but for me the worst part was the healing period for my gums. During this time although I had a denture to wear I would leave it out as much as possible to help with the healing and this was very daunting. Several months later I was ready to have the implants.
The procedure takes quite a while. I had it done under local anaesthetic. Although I felt very anxious there was no real pain but there were lots of vibrations and loud drilling sounds.
Several more months were needed for my gums to again heal and many visits necessary to check on progress, to clean things out, and take impressions. The skill involved in all stages is amazing!
Every single visit was so important and so worth it because the day did come when the new perfect teeth were secured to my implants… it was magic!
I know that I would not have been able to have undergone this procedure if I had not felt very comfortable and trusted completely the specialist, his nurse and staff at the Parade.
I felt so reassured during every single step of the way and I absolutely knew that if a problem developed at any time, help was just a phone call away. I knew this without a shadow of a doubt and it remains true now.
All my treatment has carried out in such a relaxed and professional way, and I have never felt pressurised or rushed.
I chose also to have the procedure carried out on my lower jaw too, ‘the full worksâ€™. It has changed my life. It is still changing my life. Things take a while to get used to and sometimes I canâ€™t quite believe that it is okay to just through my head back and laugh whenever I want.
Find out more about The Parade Specialist Dental Care Practice