It started back when I was in high school. I actually had to have jaw surgery. It was surgically broken to fix my bite because I had an underbite. I had lots of root canals, just pulling of teeth. I started to develop like a phobia of the dentist because I associated getting my teeth worked on with pain and no results. And it was really traumatic because I had to be on a liquid diet away from my friends, not being able to go to school.
My husband suggested that I come to the Cosmetic Dentistry to see Dr. Craig Goldin. It was life-changing coming here. Dr. Goldin recommended that I have full mouth reconstruction surgery, and he took step by step explaining everything that he was going to do to my husband and me. And it was the first time in my life that I felt a dentist and a doctor really understood my journey and how much trauma and validated my anxiety, and he really put me at ease.
We went into the massage chair to start while I waited, and that was amazing. And then they take you back to the most comfortable dentist's chair that is very comfortable because it's all about comfort here. A full mouth reconstruction surgery is everything done. I had a bridge put in. I had numerous root canals. I had my whole front teeth fixed, a bunch of crowns put in. It was the full works. Also, they used sedation dentistry to do all my work. And all I remember is coming here and leaving with beautiful teeth and feeling no pain. It was a life-changing experience.
It was the first time in my whole life that I felt I was proud of my teeth. I was like, "My mouth looks really good. I'm not embarrassed to be in a photograph. I want to be." I'm not the one taking the picture. I'm the one people are like, "You have to be in this picture." And so this really brought out my personality and truly who I am as an individual. Having my teeth done really has improved my husband and I's relationship with having meals, because my husband's a big steak eater, likes to cook at home, and I was starting to avoid eating those type of foods, like seafood. I was eating more soft types of food. So I was really missing out on really good food because I wasn't able to chew my food as well. So, now, I love when my husband gets home from work, we cook, we're talking, laughing, and I just feel more confident. So, when you feel good about yourself, it really improves every relationship you have. I'm so thankful for Dr. Goldin. I can't thank him enough because it was truly a life-changing experience.