Joe Biden, the president of the United States, rescheduled Monday’s entire schedule after having a root canal.
Kevin O’Connor, Physician to President, said that the president made his first appointment on Sunday for his lower-right premolar after feeling discomfort. The White House announced on Monday that the president would have the second part completed later that day, and that he had “further pain.”
Biden’s public schedule had been either rescheduled or changed, so it appeared that the dental procedure was a decision made at the last minute.
Vice President Kamala Harris took over for Biden, who was due to make remarks about the women’s and men’s NCAA championship team from the 2022-2023 seasons.
The White House announced that the White House reception and his bilateral meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg “will be rescheduled to tomorrow.”
The White House also stated that “the 25th Amendment will not be used and the President will not go under anesthesia.”
Biden, while undergoing routine colonoscopy in 2021, was put under anesthesia and Harris briefly took over the power. In February, he underwent a procedure to remove a cancerous lesion from his chest.