Picking up where I left off, Dr. Freedman came here to get his fractured tooth extracted and the site grafted with bone, in preparation for a future implant. Using only local anesthesia, I easily and atraumatically removed his bad tooth, cleaned out the minor infection, disinfected the site and then discovered there was enough solid bone to place a dental implant in the perfect position.
If you have never had a procedure like this done, the truth is that the hardest part is the sadness over losing your tooth! It had been with Dr. Freedman a long time and they shared countless meals together! There was NO pain during the extraction, dental implant placement or the grafting procedure. Dr. Freedman was taking antibiotics and he only needed a few Motrin for the tiny amount of discomfort that he had experienced afterward. He applied ice regularly for 24 hours and followed all of the post-surgical instructions, which was vital.
Dr. Freedman was able to treat patients the next day and go to a Phillies game with his wife and some friends that evening! So for the time being, he’s missing a tooth, but on the bright side, he was back in his regular routine the very next day!
Stay tuned for Part 3! 😉
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