Just did an exam on a patient with severe periodontitis (bone loss around the teeth). Most of the teeth were naturally mobile due to the lack of a foundation to keep them stable.
She said that one of her teeth recently turned pink and even more mobile after she got into an accident. After examination, the tooth was indeed swollen and even more loose than the surrounding teeth.
When I asked her what happened, she replied:
“Well I blame it on Beyoncé. I was doing one of her dances while I was in my socks and I slid and ran into a wall.”
. . . I’m pretty sure Beyoncé made you have periodontal disease, put socks on your feet, and slid you into a wall.
Though I’m pretty sure Beyoncé would tell you to brush more often.
Patients. . .