Monday, July 29, 2013

Open, Open Wide, Chin Down

This is not me!!!!

Nobody likes going to a dentist, but the alternative is risking losing your teeth.  When I visited my regular dentist a few months ago she suggested that I visit a periodontist which a a dentist specializing in gums. From what I understand most loss of teeth is caused by gum problems, not by tooth decay.  She referred my to Dr. Prabha Krishnan of Forest Hills.  Her web site is

Today she did surgery on the lower right part of my mouth.  It is so difficult to keep your mouth open for such a long period of time.  It was also necessary to keep my chin down during this procedure so she could work properly.  Umpteen times during the procedure, she said "Open, Open Wide, Chin Down".  It took about an hour to complete this procedure.

I am not in any way finished.  I have two more procedures to go on the left side of my mouth. She also said that I will have to return every 3 months for a cleaning.  Well, I don't want to lose my teeth.

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