Gum disease was a term I had often heard on TV but never really understood until I found myself grappling with it at age 45. It started innocently enough; a little blood whilst brushing my teeth, some discomfort here and there. But soon, I started to notice gaps in my teeth and receding gums
Gum Disease: The Unseen Enemy
It crept up on me without a warning, its effects subtle at first but increasingly noticeable as time went on. My gums started to recede, leaving my teeth looking longer than normal and triangle gaps became more apparent… but surely this was normal, right?
I was ignorant and thought it was expected to become “Long in the tooth’. I had zero pain! Little did I know I was losing bone around my teeth.
The Life-Changing Discovery: Perio and Implants
My salvation came in the form of Perio and Implants. After a year of ignoring the symptoms, I began weeks of YouTube viewing and Dr Google, I finally decided I may have an issue with my gums and perhaps I needed to seek professional help. A quick Google search led me to Perio and Implants, and to the amazing Dr Ros O’Leary.
From the moment I walked into her clinic, I knew I was in good hands. Ros greeted me with a warm smile that immediately put me at ease. She listened patiently as I described my symptoms, nodding understandingly.
Ros explained that I had chronic gum disease and how she could help and control the condition.
The Remarkable Treatment By Ros O’Leary
Ros’s approach to my treatment was both compassionate and professional. She took the time to explain my condition in detail, outlining the causes, potential consequences, and most importantly, the treatment options available. It was refreshing to meet a dental professional who not only understood my problem but also took the time to educate me about it.
My treatment journey with Ros was nothing short of remarkable. She used a combination of non-surgical treatments, including deep cleaning (scaling and root planing) and a course of medication to control the infection and inflammation. Over the course of a few weeks, I started noticing significant improvements. The movement stopped, my gums stopped bleeding, and I could finally enjoy a meal without getting food trapped between my teeth.
Gum disease was a battle I never anticipated, but it was a battle I managed to overcome, thanks to Perio and Implants, and especially Ros O’Leary. Her expertise, coupled with her genuine care and concern, turned an otherwise distressing experience into a journey of recovery and learning.
Today, as I look back on my ordeal, I am filled with gratitude. Gratitude for having found a wonderful professional in Ros, and for the second chance at keeping my teeth for life!
To anyone struggling with gum disease or other oral health issues, I can’t recommend Ros O’Leary and the team at Perio and Implants highly enough. They turned my life around, and I’m confident they can do the same for you.