Lamar Odom, who is famous for chowing down on sugary snacks with Rob Kardashian, may appear in shape, but his oral health is not. On “Keeping Up with the Kardashians”, Lamar went to the dentist and spent 7 hours under general anesthesia to get all of his dental needs taken care of. This included 8 restorations, a root canal and crown, an extraction, some sort of periodontal surgery, and whatever else fills up those 7 hours.
Kim Kardashian also claims that she has a 6th sense; she can tell when someone has caries. Interesting…
Upside: Lamar LOVED the dentist! He claims that he will never wait 6-7 years again to go to the dentist! Kudos to dentists!
Downside: He was under general anesthesia for all procedures and showed viewers a very nontraditional dental visit. A dentist from each specialty rotated through the office and treated Lamar during this 7 hour period. Our patients should not expect their visit to be like this.
You can try and catch a re-run of this episode on E!, or view a clip from the episode right here! What do you think about Lamar’s visit to the dentist?
~Carolyn A. Norton, Florida ’14, Contributing Editor