Monday, May 31, 2010

Teeth: The Finale

You may remember PK1's teeth problems.  See here: Teeth for a refresher course.  Long story short, her permanent teeth were growing in behind her baby teeth.  We finally had them removed a few weeks ago.  One last "before" of the shark teeth:

I didn't take a picture during the operation because I didn't want to upset the doctor and I was trying to comfort PK1.  She wasn't nervous and she did great, but a couple times her eyes got really big.  I think she was surprised that it hurt when they gave a shot of Novacaine.  The doctor said..raise you hand if it hurts and she immediatly raised her hand.  But it was over so fast and she did great.  Nothing helps the healing process like a day of tv watching!

Here are the teeth with those long roots that just wouldn't give up.

The doctor said that the permanent teeth should move into place now, and they already have a bit I think.  But it looked like this at first:

Oh and for my $230, not only did I receive dental health and some peace of mind...we were able to make some of our money back at the treasure chest.  So I am really only out $229.50.


Kelli said...

You crack me up! I'm glad she doing OK and that she was brave.

chicago_mom said...

Those are some SERIOUS roots on those baby teeth! Claire's roots always looked so short I didn't know how they had held her teeth in at all! It's funny because Claire is now getting a row of weird teeth behind her bottom teeth as well. 4 bottom ones fell out, but once two new ones grew back there was no room for the other two new ones, so thus, the "behind teeth". Remember when their smiles were regular? Weird 7 year olds!