I was in high school when I first noticed my gum disease. I was embarrassed and ashamed of my gums, and I was too afraid to have them checked out. I was scared to go to the dentist, scared that my gum disease might be too far advanced for any hope of recovery.
I’d heard about the pain associated with gum disease, and I was sure I wouldn’t be able to handle it. I felt like I was alone with my struggles, and I couldn’t even bring myself to talk to my parents or friends about it.
Finally, with a newfound resolve, I made an appointment with a dentist specializing in gum disease. After a thorough examination and consultation, it was determined that my gum disease was in its early stages, which meant that treatment would be relatively easy and painless. I was relieved and hopeful.
I started treatment right away, and the improvement was almost immediate. Within a few weeks, I could feel and see the difference in my gums. The dentist knew I was concerned about the appearance of my smile, so she recommended a few cosmetic dentistry treatments as well.
I’ve now been living with healthy gums for several years. I’m so glad that I got the help I needed, and I’m now more confident when I speak, laugh and smile. I’m so grateful to my dentist for helping me through this and for giving me my smile back.
If you’re suffering from gum disease, don’t be afraid to get help. Just like me, you could find relief from your condition and start enjoying a healthier, more confident life.