Biden Undergoes Emergency Surgery
According to a letter released to the public by President Biden’s physician, he is scheduled to have a root canal procedure at the White House on Monday. This treatment is being undertaken due to the president’s reported toothache.
According to The Hill, presidential physician Kevin O’Connor stated that President Biden’s dental team conducted an examination on Sunday and performed X-rays after the president complained of tooth pain.
After evaluating the situation, President Biden’s dental team concluded that a root canal procedure would be required to address the issue. The initial phase of the procedure was performed on Sunday at the White House, as stated by Dr. O’Connor.
“The President tolerated the procedure well. There were no complications,” O’Connor noted.
Dr. O’Connor further mentioned that President Biden is currently experiencing additional discomfort, as expected. He confirmed that the completion of the root canal procedure is scheduled to take place on Monday at the White House.
According to a White House official, President Biden will not undergo anesthesia during the root canal procedure on Monday. This means that the 25th Amendment, which involves temporarily transferring power to the vice president in case the president is under anesthesia, will not be invoked.
President Biden has decided not to attend the College Athlete Day event at the White House, where several collegiate champions were scheduled to be present. In his absence, Vice President Harris will take on the role of hosting the event, accompanied by second gentleman Doug Emhoff.
Due to the president’s root canal procedure, his scheduled meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has been rescheduled for Tuesday. The change was made to accommodate the procedure and ensure President Biden’s full recovery.