Friday, February 3, 2012

Gum Tissue Grafting, Round II

My mouth won Round I of the gum tissue grafting match up. I am determined to win Round II.

You may recall that back in December, I had tissue grafting on my lower two front teeth. It was probably one of the worst surgical procedures I've ever had. Not only were those teeth out of commission, half the roof of my mouth had been cut out and I had sores inside one cheek from only being able to eat on one side of my mouth for two weeks. I couldn't bite into food or eat anything solid for almost two weeks. I couldn't brush my front bottom teeth and worst of all, I couldn't make out with John (sorry Mom and Dad).

To my horror, the dentist told me at my two week check-up that the graft didn't take on one of those teeth. There wasn't enough bone on that tooth to attach the tissue to.

We'd have to do it again.

John and I decided to give ourselves a break in January and go for the second surgery in February. Today, to be exact.

While you are reading this, I am likely laid back in a dentist's chair with my mouth wide open while a periodontist attempts to make this new graft successful. Not achieving success could result in the eventual loss of this particular tooth.

Please pray that everything goes well and that the graft takes. Please pray for Milo today too - he is having his teeth cleaned at the vet, which requires him to be under anesthesia for about 10 minutes. I'll pick him up this afternoon, and we will snuggle and eat jello and feel sorry for ourselves the rest of the weekend. :)

1 comment:

  1. Oh no!! I'm sorry you're having to go through this again. Hopefully it won't be as bad as last time!



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