So this week wasn’t the best, once again, because I had oral laser surgery and I have to be in a liquid/soft diet for 7 days.
No matter who you are, oral surgery sucks. It lasted for almost 3 hours, and it was an intense surgery for periodontitis. Here is a basic 1 minute video to show you what I went through. Oh, and it was done to every one of my teeth.
On top of the surgery, we realized our girl kitty was limping and with a very swollen paw the night of my surgery. I was too sedated to realize earlier than that. It seems like the girls in the family were hurt at the same time, while the boys (husband and male kitten) were strong and active. We have no idea how she hurt herself but luckily the pain and inflammation has been getting better every day (just like me!), so nothing is broken and no need for a vet.
Although it’s not really a pleasure, I am actually grateful that I was able to get the laser surgery instead of the traditional surgery for the same problem. The traditional procedure called scaling and planing is way more invasive requiring basic tools and sutures, takes longer, and creates a longer recovery time. And that would only be the deep cleaning step, later, traditional additional surgery would probably be needed.
With the laser procedure called LANAP, you get the deep cleaning and surgery at the same time, takes less time and the recovery is pretty quick compared to the other one. I did plenty of research. LANAP is relatively new having been cleared by the FDA just in 2004 but I think every periodontist should switch.
It’s like when eye surgery used to be done with basic tools and much invasion, and now it’s all laser. Way better.
I am also grateful for sedation during the surgery. I felt about the last 5min, or what felt like 5 min, when I started becoming more aware and there was some pain but nothing too traumatizing.
Finally, I get to eat ice cream and I bought some Talenti Gelato at the store yesterday which I will enjoy later today.
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