My first visit to Dental Rooms was in response to an agonising tooth ache which was later confirmed to be a result of a crack in one of my bottom molars. In order to better understand the extent of the crack I was referred to the endodontist to see if the tooth could be saved by a root canal. The pain seemed to be getting worse everyday and by that stage I honestly just wanted to have the tooth removed.
I discussed my options with Dr Patel. I could either go for a root canal which was likely to have a limited lifespan due to the extent of the crack or have the tooth extracted with the possibility of a dental implant later on. Dr Patel clearly explained the procedure for a dental implant and I agreed that this seemed like the right choice.
Because the tooth was cracked the extraction was difficult and I had four very painful days off work, eating soup and drinking through straws! It took a several weeks to properly heal and for my eating to get back to normal.
After the initial tooth ache and the painful extraction, I admit I was very apprehensive and reluctant to go back for the implant.
The implant procedure however was amazingly quick and painless. I had straws, soup and painkillers at the ready but in fact, the pain never came and I honestly couldn't tell I'd had anything done. It seemed unbelievable that something could be screwed into my jaw without any soreness or pain.
The implant was left to stabilise for six months and I returned simply to have the new tooth screwed in. Again, no pain or soreness and I was eating normally straight afterwards.
I am extremely happy with the results (my husband couldn't tell which tooth was the new one!) and I would definitely encourage anyone to go ahead with the same procedure.
N. Bebb, 13th August 2008