Yesterday Handley's mouth went from looking like this (such a pretty smile - with perfect, straight teeth)To looking like this.
She fell coming in the house and chipped 3 of her front teeth. Also, the middle two are knocked crooked and I think one might be loose! (the picture doesn't really show how crooked they are) Poor thing. As soon as I picked her up I saw her mouth and knew it couldn't be good. I got to talk to Stefanie's dad (who is a dentist) and after answering a lot of questions he helped reassure me that it wasn't an emergency type situation. I spent the rest of the afternoon calling around and trying to get her in with a pediatric dentist. We have an appointment first thing Monday morning to have her checked out. I'm anxious to make sure there is no permanent damage and to see how they can help fix her smile.
She's having a hard time eating certain things because she can't bite into anything without it hurting her teeth. I'm cutting up her food into small bites and trying to get her to eat soft/mushy things. Also, her upper lip and gum was REALLY swollen this morning when she woke up. She's a trooper though and is doing fine. She loves getting to have some medicine to help with the pain and is already talking about her trip to the dentist.
Her big lip
And while I was trying to take a good picture of her teeth/mouth, she grabbed her camera and tried to do the same. :-)