Welcome back to the ongoing blog of Edgewood Dental Care! In today’s blog, we would like to tell you a personal story about one of our patients. This patient’s name is Mary and she visited our Edgewood, KY office some time ago for a few different reasons. Let’s talk about Mary, what brought her into our office, and how we helped her achieve the smile she needed to feel great!
Mary is a lovely, polite woman in her early 60’s. For most of her life, she was not able to afford regular dental care. She was able to maintain good hygiene at home, but not being able to see a professional meant that dental problems could go unnoticed for a long time. This was Mary’s situation.
Now was the perfect moment for Mary to seek help. Her husband had finally retired and they now had access to some savings that they were willing to use to fix Mary’s smile. This is a fairly typical situation for many of the patients we help. Mary wanted to have a smile that she wouldn’t be embarrassed to show off. We helped her achieve just that!
Avoiding Dental Care
Because Mary was not able to afford regular dental care for most of her life, she developed some problems. While she maintained good home hygiene, she seemed to be prone to cavities and experienced widespread decay. In the last year or so before she came in to our office, she even lost a tooth because it severely damaged from decay. This probably could have been prevented if she had sought help a little sooner. However, we offer the services needed to help even those who have experience major dental deterioration. And that’s what we did for Mary.
A Visit To Our Office
When Mary called to schedule her appointment, she told us that she knew she had some decay and that she had even lost a tooth. However, she couldn’t have known how bad it was without a professional. When Mary came into our office, we performed a thorough examination and X-rays to determine the true extent of her problem.
What we found lead to a much needed discussion with Mary – we need to extract the remainder of her teeth. Fortunately, our team is able to offer safe, comfortable extraction services and high-quality tooth replacement options. We discussed which of our solutions might be best for her and then scheduled the extraction appointment.
The Extraction Procedure
On the day of the extraction, we were able to make the visit completely stress-free and comfortable for Mary. With the help of IV sedation, we were able to help her create a sleep-like state. She would not remember anything of the procedure – the sights, smells, sounds, and sensations would not be able to be recalled. This sedation solution meant that Mary didn’t need to be worried about stress or discomfort at all!
Achieving A Beautiful Smile
Once the procedure was complete, we placed her temporary removable dentures. This was the tooth replacement option Mary has chosen because it is effective and affordable. Removable dentures are a great option for many people. We craft all of our restorations to look and feel like natural teeth, so Mary’s smile was beautiful once more.
Coming Soon: How Mary Revived Her Smile – Part 2
Mary loved the way her new smile looked … but there’s more to the story! Stay tuned to see what happened to Mary after her extraction and living with removable dentures for a while.
If you are in a situation like Mary’s, we can help you. We can help you get the dental care you need to correct decay or even replace missing teeth. Our talented team can find a solution that meets your specific needs.
To book an appointment at Edgewood Dental Care, please contact our talented team directly. You can call us at 859-474-7830 or request an appointment using our online contact form. We would be delighted to help you schedule a date and time that is convenient for your personal schedule.
High-quality care is just a phone call away. We look forward to working with you!