"Dental surgery will boost my confidence again "

About: Barnsley Hospital / Oral surgery

(as the patient),

I have always had problems with my teeth in that I have 4 missing. My baby teeth came out and no adult teeth grew back. This has never bothered me as I had lost the first 3 quite young and so the gaps were relatively small, my other teeth covering most of them.

However at 15 I lost my final baby tooth and was left with a large gap that was extremely noticeable. After switching to an NHS Dentist, I was recommended immediately for a transplant, other previous treatments hadn't worked and I was feeling more aware and concious of my gap as the years went on.

The NHS service was amazing. I was given free implant surgery appointment within no time. The staff were all extremely helpful in answering questions and easing worries before the appointment.

Feeling nervous on the day I was put at ease by the staff who constantly reassured me and cheeked I was okay. The surgery went smoothly and I wasn't in any pain.

I am extremely thankful to the NHS and it's staff. I am on my way to getting an implant I should be completed june 16th after only joining the service in January. It will be a life changing experience for me as I can certainly say it will boost my confidence again, something I have been longing for throughout the last of my teen years.

I would tell anybody not sure about this surgery to go for it. Barnsley Hospital and the staff were amazing and the day ran just as smoothly as promised. Thank you :)

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