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How do dentists get around people with small mouths?

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Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It is a challange: It is a challange but can be done. It requires the aid of a good assistant and many times smaller sized instruments. Often you need to let the patients rest so they can help in keeping there mouth open as wide as possible. Often i will schedule more time for a person with a small mouth or someone with opening issues. Ask your dentist to let you take some breaks during the procedure.
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Very carefully: In all seriousness, it can be difficult but we are trained to help our patients in every situation. It is amazing what we can do :-).

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