This is just a brief post to rejoice about the successful home extraction of a rear molar that was causing me unbearable problems.
The dentist who did this takes seriously his oath to “do no harm” and did not use it as an excuse to do nothing, like most dentists and doctors are prone to doing when they don’t want to change the way they do things to accommodate someone with disabilities.
He is fragrance-free to begin with, so it was (just) a matter of dealing with the 2nd and 3rd hand fragrance residues, as well as finding the safest anesthetic and ways to prepare materials, including having oxygen for me.
I’ll write more about all that later.
Everything went really well this afternoon (yes, he even came on a Sunday). I am in the process of recovering, but wanted to share this good news now, to let people know it IS possible to receive excellent, and appropriate care at home when a trained and compassionate professional decides they want to provide it.
I am so grateful, and wish that everyone can receive such good care. ♥
Here’s a really crappy photo of the tooth taken with the laptop (my camera died a year ago). The tooth is resting on a 2″ square of gauze:
Can someone send the tooth fairy over?