Another Monday morning in beautiful sunny Florida. The second patient who asked me to call him the Holiday Home Depot Guy was my third patient. We had placed two implant direct legacy 3 dental implants 3 months ago in the lower right region of his mouth. Today he was in my Palm Harbor Dentist office for me to expose the implants using the standard protocol. I typically pack the throat with 4 X 4 inch gauze to protect the airway from unintentional dropping instruments and to absorb blood. Today upon removal of one of these bloody 4 X 4 gauze packs, a piece of gum came with it.
What a laugh I got, this was a first. I asked the patient if it was ok if I blogged about it, he said ok but I should call him the “Holiday Home Depot Guy.”
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A