Believe it Or Not Dentistry [Part I]
There is no point to this article other than to share a most unusual clinical finding.
This patient had her dentistry done in Eastern Europe many years ago. She mentioned that occasionally she had some bleeding around the bridge. Ultimately, she decided to have her mouth restored and we had to remove the bridge to prepare her for orthodontic treatment.
The image below is the prep under the bridge. It is entirely covered by a thin layer of highly vascular tissue, which crept under the very wide-open margins of the bridge. The groove down the center of the tissue on the facial is from the bur I used to remove the bridge. It didn’t bleed!
This one belongs in Ripley’s Believe it or Not!