I took Baby Doll to the dentist today. She has a salivary gland that has been swollen and produced a bump on her inner lip for 3 or 4 months now. Unfortunately, she chews on it and that makes it worse. After checking it out, the dentist told us it would not likely repair itself at this point and she would need to see an oral surgeon about having it removed.
Our dentist says the surgery is pretty minor, but he only does them if they are very close to the surface and hers is pretty deep. I guess if they don't get all of it there is a possibility it can return. So that means an incision on her inner lip and a couple of stitches to close it up again.
She will not be happy. I'm glad she still had the headphones on while we were discussing it. Her next appointment is on Friday, but it is only a consultation and I'm guessing we will be waiting until after Thanksgiving at this point.
I'm OK with that. I can only handle one surgery at a time, even when they are both pretty minor and mine is still on for Monday.