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Will Visits the Tooth Doctor

On our third day of vacation I noticed that Will’s front tooth had turned gray. I initially thought it was from the iron in his vitamins but when I checked his vitamins they didn’t have iron in them! A quick google search and I learned that teeth can “die” if you fall or get hit in the head. Well, Will got bonked in the head several times on vacation. So, I made Will his first dentist appointment.

I was nervous about how he would do! But he could not have been better behaved or more cooperative. The waiting room was full of arcade games, blocks and “quarter” rides. Will really enjoyed riding the whale, “like Jonah.”

When it was Will’s turn they let him pick out a toothbrush and then led us to a room with a padded table and a TV in the ceiling – with Super Why playing. Perfect!!

First he had to have an X-ray so the dentist could look at the tooth’s nerve and he sat so still she only had to do it once.

Then it was time to get his teeth cleaned! He laid on the table and did everything she asked. He didn’t like the flossing so his response was to hit his tennis shoes together. What a goofy kid.

The part I dreaded was when the dentist came in to look at the tooth. Good News: No Cavities! More Good News: As of right now the tooth is not “dead.” But it’s too early to tell if there’s permanent damage.

Best Case Scenario: The nerve is not permanently damaged and the tooth is “bruised.” Color may or may not return to normal.

Mediocre Case Scenario: Nerve is permanently damaged but not severe so they perform a “baby root canal” and remove the nerve.

Worst Case Scenario: Nerve is severely damaged and they have to remove the tooth. This would cause him to have a missing tooth until he’s 7 or 8!

Please be praying for best case scenario. I know in the grand scheme of life a gray or even missing baby tooth is not a big deal but I would still prefer him not to lose it!

Enjoy some phone pictures of our “tooth doctor” adventure. Best part? Will got a lizard tattoo for being good and now he looks ferocious!

 

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4 Responses to “Will Visits the Tooth Doctor”

  1. Grandmama says:

    What a GOOD BOY!! I do pray he’ll be OK with no
    permanant damage. When Paw paw was about Will’s age, he fell and knocked his front tooth straight back into his mouth! Grand daddy grabbed him; pushed the tooth back into the socket and it was OK!!! I was so thankful. Little boys have so many tumbles and accidents! We’re proud of WIll and his good behavior…

  2. Mimi says:

    I REMEMBER HAVING TO TAKE A LITTLE GIRL TO THE DENTIST WHO WAS CHASING BOYS ON THE PLAYGROUND AND FELL AND KNOCKED HER TOOTH OUT WHEN SHE WAS IN KINDERGARTEN.
    SHE WAS GOOD TOO. THESE ARE SUCH CUTE PICTURES AND HE IS SUCH A GOOD BOY AND BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!