Genesis Allione (Source: Google)
I can not express the positive experience I have had in this office in all of my years going to a dentist. Before this office, my norm was to be treated as a case, be anxious and tense, and have my comfort ignored by either the hygienist or dentist themselves.I didn’t have the best insurance and the offices at my disposal had high volume of patients. A little context, I now have to live with TMJ caused by a wisdom tooth removal (it was sideways) gone wrong in which the dentist dislocated/popped my jaw because I couldn’t open wide enough and the tension had me resisting. I remember crying out in pain and the dentist and assistant were chuckling at my tears, not taking my pain seriously because they did not believe they were in the wrong. My jaw clicked and tighten from that day forward and it still affects me to this day. Which brings me to today and this past Monday, I had my normal feelings of anxiousness and discomfort since I knew I may need some serious dental work to go with my cleaning on Monday, but the treatment from start to finish has been of the upmost positive experience I’ve has ever had. The dental hygienist was super sweet and made sure that I was okay and not in any discomfort as she cleaned my teeth. She even put some numbing gel for my gums since I was on the sensitive side due to my ailment. Overall, it was positive and informative on Monday. Today, Wednesday, I had to redo a crown from a previous dental office, main reason of my ailment, and surprisingly I wasn’t as tense or anxious compared to Monday. The Doctor took my TMJ condition seriously and made sure I took breaks in between the procedure to make sure my jaw rested from the strain from opening wide. It was truly a blissful and reassuring experience that I simply could not believe that is possible in the dental industry. The office/practice environment there was pleasant and friendly, the complete polar opposite from the previous office I used to go as an adult. I would highly recommend this office to anyone who has had any similar experiences and are anxious/wary when it comes to Dental Offices. I am truly grateful to the medical and office staff there. Thank you for reading my TED Talk.