|We use these|
I'd like to say it's my thorough care that's done it. But I only brush her teeth once a day and occasionally even less often. Perhaps it’s the state-of-the-art toothbrush I’ve used (over there on the right) ever since the dental hygienist recommended it a few years ago. Or the Modified Atkins Diet (virtually no carbs) which C. is still on for the epilepsy – it’s virtually carb-free.
In any case, today was particularly pleasant because we were in and out of the office after a cleaning and an exam (no x-rays) in a half hour. C. was as cooperative as always – wish she were less so.
The icing on the cake was the low fee charged thanks to government subsidization of the clinic.
I've already written about the restraints – a.k.a. “medical immobilization” – used at this clinic on the patients in order to eliminate the need for general anesthesia. [See my earlier post "A visit to the dentist", February 24, 2013] I was shocked to learn that some disabilities activists oppose them on the grounds that they are a civil rights violation.
|C. in the dentists' chair today|
I think that's all a load of bunk. Surely, when the only other option is general anesthesia, the choice is a no-brainer.
Until I learned of this clinic’s existence, I never brought C. to the dentist. The only other dental clinic in this city for people with disabilities insists on administering a general. And I wasn’t going to run the risks involved in that. So I just can’t fathom the downside to restraints.
How about you?