I was referred to the Norfolk Dental Specialists after spending twenty odd years avoiding the dentist. I was obviously very nervous but from the moment I entered the practice, the staff made me feel at ease with their smile, kindness and the relaxed atmosphere.
My initial consultation was carried out by Dr Aaron Lopez, a specialist in periodontics. Who explained that I had generalised chronic periodontitis, resulting in bone support loss. The initial prognosis of my oral health to say the least was frightening but I have been provided with a treatment plan. With his professional and kind approach, I now feel hopeful for the future.
I have just had my first appointment with Ms Gabby Taylor the hygienist, who managed to put me at ease instantly. She was very professional, really kind, non-judgemental, informative and dare I say it made my first visit, “fun”. She explained what I had been doing wrong, and how too correctly both clean my teeth and floss.
I must admit, although I felt embarrassed, not only for the state of my teeth but also my lack of basic knowledge of oral health. I was never made to feel like that at any stage, and only ever felt valued as a person. I am now sticking rigidly to the advice I was given and hope to see an improvement over the course of time.
All smokers out there please take note and make that lifestyle change, don't end up like me, although not that easy, give up!