Good. I'm not busy now, but I have to meet a friend in an hour and a half.
Will there be any side effects?
There'll be a little bit of bleeding, but I'll put in some sutures (stitch) to control it.
I'm sure that the bleeding won't be a problem.
There will probably be some soreness for a day or two.
Aspirin will take care of that. Your lip could also become swollen for two or three days.
None of the possible side effects should interfere with your normal activities
Is there anything that I should avoid?
It would be a good idea to avoid vigorous exercise for a few days.
Miss Jones, please give me some topical anesthetic and a syringe.
I'll apply a topical medication that will numb the surface of the gum.
It will lessen the discomfort of the injection.
I'll inject the anesthetic slowly so that it won't be too uncomfortable.
There, I hope that didn't bother you too much
That's fine, Doctor.
Hand me a scalpel, Miss Jones. Thank you.
Miss Jones will use the aspirator to remove the saliva from your mouth.
Is it that noisy instrument she's holding?
Yes, it's just like a small vacuum cleaner.
Miss Jones, give me a periosteal elevator.
Now take the mallet and tap lightly on this instrument. A little harder.
That's it. Give me a curette. Fine. I'll suture now. Was that uncomfortable?
No, not at all, I feel fine. When should I come back, Doctor?
Come at the same time the day after tomorrow.
I'll remove the sutures then. It will only take a few minutes.
How much do I owe you, Doctor?
Miss Jones will take care of it.
Rinse the sutured area with warm water after each meal.
Don't begin rinsing until tomorrow.
If you rinse too soon, it could prolong the bleeding.