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‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Melissa Gilbert Undergoes ‘Intense’ Surgery

by Maggie Schneider
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The “Little House on the Prairie” actress just underwent intense oral surgery. She is doing well and in recovery.

Melissa Gilbert is known for so much more than her acting. An author and advocate for sobriety, Gilbert is a busy woman. Today, however, Gilbert is recovering after undergoing dental surgery. In her latest Instagram post, the “Little House on the Prairie” star shares a lengthy update with her fans.

Paired with a cute illustration, Gilbert includes a lengthy caption. “I had a pretty major dental emergency yesterday and wound up having some intense oral surgery,” she begins. “Dental implant extraction and bone graft. I cannot say enough about Dr. Ankur Khanna and everyone at @dental_salon !”

The actress reassures fans that the procedure was “virtually painless,” and recommends Dental Salon to those in the Chicago area. The office describes itself as a “full service cosmetic and family dentistry serving Chicago since 2003.” Their almost 5-star Google rating is proof that she is receiving quality care.

Fans are replying to Gilbert’s post with sweet messages wishing her a speedy recovery. Many comments are calling the actress a trooper and sending heart emojis her way.

“Omg!!!! ‘Bone graft’ sounds horrific,” one comment reads.

“Wishing you a speedy recovery,” another fan says.

This dental surgery does not stop Gilbert from promoting her new play. “So if you want to come spend some time enjoying a lovely and funny new play and watch my phenomenal co-stars act their hearts out, get your tickets now,” she says.

The post’s end showcases her sense of humor: “If you come soon, you’ll even see my one chipmunk cheek! Hi-diddle-Dee-dee, an actor’s life for me!!”

‘Little House on the Prairie’ Star Melissa Gilbert’s New Role

Melissa Gilbert is gearing up for her role in a new play, “When Harry Met Rehab.” Previews begin tomorrow, November 24th at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago. It is a comedy meant to honor recovering addicts in this country and is “based loosely” on the experiences of sports radio host Harry Teinowitz. Melissa Gilbert performs alongside costars Dan Butler and Chiké Johnson, among others.

When Harry Met Rehab chronicles in a humorous yet poignant way how Harry, an alcoholic on the edge of clueless annihilation, ended up in the hands of four imperfect strangers who caught him every time he stumbled and made his denial and excuses disappear,” the show description reads. “When Harry Met Rehab is a story of redemption, perseverance, and hope.”

This is a must-see new work for Chicagoans. Who knows? Perhaps the play could make its Broadway debut in the near future. The show runs until January 30, 2022. Purchase tickets to the show now here.