By RAY QUIROGA
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
As Dr. Emma Gavito pokes and prods inside little Teresa’s mouth, the Garriga Elementary student lays on the dentist’s chair patiently, albeit, nervously, as she concentrates on a spot on the ceiling.
After spending quite a bit of time in the chair, Teresa is ready to go. For someone so young and who’s had little to no experience at the hands of a dentist, Teresa is remarkably brave.
“You can eat anything, but try not to move your lip too much because it’s asleep you’re going to have a tendency to bite it,” Gavito’s assistant says in Spanish so that Teresa’s mom, who’s sitting near her daughter, can understand.
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