Ben had to undergo dental surgery again last Friday. Since his brain surgeries in May, he already has had an abscessed tooth removed, and on Friday his baby teeth were capped. Who ever heard of capping the baby teeth of a four-year-old? The procedure was done Friday morning in the children’s hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and by Friday afternoon Ben was on his way to a beach vacation in Florida. What a trooper!
We knew Ben’s teeth were in bad shape even before his brain surgeries in May. In fact, this dental surgery was scheduled before the diagnosis of the Dural AV Fistula. But saving his life took precedence over saving his teeth, and the dental surgery had to wait.
I must admit I had to “google” the capping of baby teeth to find out a little about this procedure. What I found is that there is a condition called enamel hypoplasia which causes cavities and other…
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