Recovering Bulimic Gets Stunning Dental Makeover

Considered one of the best cosmetic dentists in Las Vegas, Dr. Joe Willardsen was featured on an episode of The Doctors where he shared a comprehensive smile makeover on a bulimic patient. Samantha, who works in the entertainment business, had been purging for more than 20 years. During the episode, Samantha explains how the act had become “completely physically draining,” and her whole body had taken a toll. She suffered from several physical issues, including IBS, acid reflux, hypoglycemia, dehydration, and the worst of all: oral damage. Although she was finally able to recover from the disease, she was left with extensive oral problems.

Samantha was 35 and no longer wanted to live with the pain and undesirable appearance of her teeth, so she turned to Dr. Willardsen for relief. When he met with her, the extensive decay and infection were obvious, and he could see the acid eating away at her enamel. To help her regain the function of her mouth, Dr. Willardsen took impressions of her upper and lower arches to begin crafting her restorations. After extracting the extensively damaged teeth and performing laser periodontal care, he was able to complete her smile makeover.

Watch the episode below to learn more about Samantha’s story and see the smile she never thought she’d get back.

To learn how Dr. Willardsen can makeover your smile, please contact True Dentistry today to schedule your appointment.

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