Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tooth update

Handley did really good at the dentist. We had borrowed a Dora goes to the Dentist book from her friend and read it over the weekend.  She was really excited to be there, until they called us back.  She was a little freaked out and hesitant to sit in the chair, etc, but once I got her in it and laying down she opened wide. After they said she was done she couldn't get out quick enough, but got to pick a prize and a sticker, so she was happy about that. They did an xray and one tooth was totally knocked.  The dentist said that worse case scenario is that the nerves received so much damage that the tooth would have to come out. However, most likely it will heal itself and be fine.  He did say it might darken though. :-(  We go back in 6-8 weeks for another xray to check the root/nerves. He did a little filing to smooth it out, but not a ton because he said it is just best to leave it alone right now and let it heal. 

1 comment:

Alison said...

Poor thing! Thank goodness it looks like everything is alright. I think this is one of those toddler's rites of passage.