Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Dental News

Abby`s trip to the dentist went well yesterday; the extraction sites have healed well and so has the abscess drainage incision site.
Yippee !

Just for those of you who may have been wondering, the abovementioned DD4 has a rare genetic problem called Amelogenesis Imperfecta, which means that when she was a developing fetus, her teeth did not mineralise properly.

As her baby teeth appeared, they quicky wore away and lumps of enamel disintegrated, allowing bacteria easy access and infections to set in, as well exposing nerves.
She has had to have many teeth taken out and has had to put up with a lot of pain in her short life.

She had metal caps put on all her molars in Sept 2004, and although they worked well for most of her teeth, she developed an abscess under two, and because the teeth are capped, it wasn`t possible to see there was a problem developing.......hence the recent hospital admission.
Not fun, but necessary.
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