Tommy Chipped a Tooth


Tommy fell on the ceramic tile floor in the kitchen while I was at work today.  Niki called me and I immediately made an appointment with the dentist for that afternoon.  I asked her to give him ibuprofen for any pain and let him have some applesauce for lunch in case is was bothering him.  He took a good nap before I took him to the dentist and he was what the dentist said was his best patient that day.  And he went to our dentist, not a pediatric dentist so that was a big feat for him.  He shook the dentist's hand, took a ride on the dentist chair, laid back in the chair and got everything checked out.  The dentist doesn't think there's much to be done, but keep an eye on it and make sure there's no sensitivity eating or drinking.  He doesn't seem to, as he ate and drank fine at dinner.  The dentist asked me to call on Monday morning and let him know how things are going.  He said if he did anything it would be to file it down a little and coat it with something if it was rough.  Apparently his daughter did the same thing when she was a toddler too.  So I think he's fine, he just gets to look like the bruiser he is until his baby teeth fall out. Thankfully, it's not that noticeable, even if he's smiling.

Comments

He's still adorable but that must have been such a fright.

My one friend texted me yesterday to say "sophia's got her first black eye". Apparently she ran into another girl at creche. these kids only turned 2 in November........
Deanna said…
Aw, poor thing! Glad it's not too big a deal.

I have a friend whose little girl knocked OUT two teeth before she was two. She looks like she's been losing teeth for years!
Queenie. . . said…
Yikes! That must have been scary.
Samuel Hershey said…
Well, boys will be boys. The chipped tooth is not fun, but at least it's not the permanent tooth. He seems to be handling it pretty well - it's definitely an achievement for kids to go to the normal dentist without any fuss, so kudos to him for that!
Jane Tinkle said…
Oooh, how’s Tommy now? It’s good that the chopped tooth is a baby tooth. I had been in an accident once. When my sister and I were dancing in the bathroom, I stepped on the bowl and tried to jump. Only, I slipped and had my permanent front tooth hit the edge of the bowl. My mouth was bleeding, and both of us were crying. I thought I lost my tooth because there’s nothing there. When my mom and I went to the dentist, I had an x-ray and I was glad they found my tooth! It was back inside the gum, and it would eventually push out. The bad thing is that it cracked, and I can’t bite down on food with my front tooth. Anyway, I had to learn a lesson the difficult way (not the foolish dancing in the toilet… LOL) regarding cracked teeth. I should’ve gone to the doctor to have it fixed because it got infected. To end my story (sorry), I have my front tooth working 100% now. XD
Melisa Guyette said…
Things like this can be inevitable sometimes. It’s a good thing that Tommy had his tooth chipped while he’s still young. It will surely be replaced soon! It’s a good thing that you brought him to the dentist right away to be checked on. At his young age, it should serve as a lesson for him to be more careful next time whenever he’s playing!
Landen Worley said…
@Melisa: You are right. Children tend to be mischievous at times so they are really prone to getting themselves in situations like this. My five-year-old son got a chipped tooth when he fell down while playing with his cousins.

Popular posts from this blog

Improving Habits

Diet Beta Test - Learning Starts April 24th