He had a number of regular doubles partners. One was a dentist, one a cardiologist, a urologist, an internist and one of his fellow teachers. Any medical emergency that might occur on the court could be handled.
I always remember a saying his dentist friend had, “I love people who eat ice. They keep me in business!”
I was reminded of that saying today when I was performing a dental prophylaxis on a little Dachshund, Abby. She had a “slab fracture” on a large tooth. A slab fracture occurs when a sheet of tooth structure shears off, usually on the sides of teeth.
Abby loves to eat ice.
We started antibiotic therapy, put Abby on pain medication and referred her to a nearby veterinary dentist for definitive repair of the fracture.
A word to the wise is sufficient. No ice-chewing for dogs or people.