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Ashley’s story: ‘Finally … I can smile’

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

By: Femi Cole


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Ashley Mumper’s smile is proof of the value of getting a second opinion.

 

She’d fallen and knocked out some of her front teeth. She wasn’t satisfied with the dental work done to repair her smile.

 

“I would try to hide my smile because it looked like I had rotten teeth,” Ashley says.

 

“I just wasn’t exactly happy with the results, the way the fitting of the teeth were,” she says. “It was a difficult road for me.”

 

Compounding the matter, Ashley’s gum tissue was receding and she had a granuloma, a dental cyst.

 

Ashley had had enough. She turned to Dr. Chad Seubert of BayCare Clinic Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons. She hoped he could deliver the results she didn’t get elsewhere, from her first dental provider. 

 

 

Seubert treated the cyst and the gum tissue. 

 

“She was basically deficient of some tissue around the implant that was a little unpleasing to the eye,” Seubert says. “We took some tissue from the roof of her mouth and we moved it in front of the implant to allow the tissue to heal better and it gave it a more pink, gum-looking tissue that we’d all expect to see in order to make it look a lot more aesthetically pleasing.”

 

Ashley was delighted with the results.

 

The procedure did not result in missed work and caused little pain, Ashley says. The entire process took about a year, but she finally had a reason to smile.

 

“Now, everyone that I show, I’m confident in my smile. He did a great job.

 

“Finally, we’re here and I can smile.”

 

Dr. Chad Seubert sees patients at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons BayCare Clinic in Green Bay, Manitowoc and Sturgeon Bay. Call 920-347-0400 or request an appointment online.

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