I will never forget the day when my local dentist referred me to see Dr Estela at perio and Implants due to a persistent pocket at the distal aspect of my upper right first molar. The gum disease had progressed to such an extent that extraction seemed imminent. I had been through a series of treatments with my hygienist, yet the problem persisted. My tooth was under threat, and I was on the brink of losing it.
After a detailed consultation with specialist Dr Baz, there was a glimmer of hope. We decided to fight for my tooth. The plan was to undertake non-surgical therapy to remove the subgingival calculus, which was causing the issue. The aim was to allow the pocket to heal and save my tooth from extraction.
Dr Estela Baz also provided me with comprehensive oral hygiene instructions, focusing on how to keep the troubled area clean. I was determined and followed the instructions religiously. I didn’t want to lose my tooth.
Two months later, I returned for a follow-up visit. I was nervous and the anticipation was high, the radiographs were taken, and the results left me and Dr Estela overjoyed. The pocket had significantly reduced in size, and the bone had healed around the tooth. It had worked, not just for me, but for everyone who believed we could save the tooth.
This journey has taught me the importance of good oral hygiene. Today, my tooth stands healthy and strong, improving the prognosis of my dental health and overall health. It was a hard-fought battle, but one that was worth every effort.
Looking back, I am grateful for the professional expertise and guidance I received from Dr Esteal Baz. Without it, I might have lost my tooth. This experience has not only strengthened my resolve to maintain my dental health but has also highlighted the importance of seeking timely and appropriate periodontal intervention.
In the end, saving my tooth was more than just a dental procedure; it was a journey of learning and growth. I am now meticulous and will not allow this to happen gain.