Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Today I returned to the office of the oral surgeon, to have him check on the implant that he had stuck into my lower jaw in place of tooth #27, back at the beginning of August. After tapping on the abutment and trying to move it around, he expressed satisfaction that the implant and the bone are getting along well with one another, but decided that the gum in the vicinity needed "reshaping". After giving me a local anesthetic, he brought out some kind of small laser torch; shortly thereafter, I could smell my own flesh burning. It's not a scent I would like to become familiar with. I'll have a bit of pain for a few days, but in a couple of weeks, assuming that everything heals up nicely, I'll be ready for the crown.