IS LOSING TEETH ALWAYS THIS DRAMATIC?
|New Smile. No Gaps|
She finally did it! After almost 6 months, the girl finally lost both of her baby teeth that have been taking up much needed space. Wait, let me back up a bit. . .
My girl has a beautiful set of cute little pearly whites. They all came in as expected. There have been perfect check-ups with the dentist since she was about 2 years old. I've known since the beginning that braces were in our future. All seemed well. And then it happened - TWICE!
For most kids, the baby teeth are pushed up - first they are wiggly, then eventually loose enough to fall/be pulled out - eventually making room for the permanent teeth to replace them. Nope. Not my kid. Her two front bottom permanent teeth decided to take a different route. They (yes both of them) came in BEHIND the baby teeth. One after the other in a matter of days. At first I didn't think much of it. The baby teeth would come out because that's what they do, right? No need to worry. Just wait a couple of weeks and she would have that cute gappy smile all kids her age have. Neither baby tooth was even close to wiggly. After a regularly scheduled trip to the dentist, we were reassured the teeth would indeed come out soon. Now, during this time, the girl was rehearsing for a dance performance so I wasn't really anxious for them to come out. I was just fine waiting until AFTER October 15 (about 4 weeks) for the teeth to right themselves. What is it they say, "Be careful what you wish for"?
After 6 months and 3 panic attacks at 3 DIFFERENT dentists they finally came out! The first via ReeRee and the tried & true method of tying floss around the tooth. The second - exactly 3 weeks later - thanks to chewable medicine. WHEW! These little (and I do mean little) buggers have exhausted my Mommy patience. What if this happens with the other 18 teeth? It can't, right? What are the odds we'll go through this again? The rest should be a breeze, right? Right?? All this and I don't get that cute gappy smile!
I need a glass of wine.
- - - CaWineChick