Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dentist!

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Edda went to the dentist on Monday.

Vince went to the dentist today.

Edda did pretty well. I sat on the chair and Edda sat on top of me. I wrapped my legs around her legs, held her hands with my left hand and her head with my right hand. I was expecting the worst, but she did great. I really love our dentist, calm and reassuring and not at all rushed or worried about examining Edda. Everything looked good visually and for the past 2 appointments, we've left it at that.

Edda has never had X-rays done, but the dentist thought it was important and that we should give it a shot and we were all game, including Edda who cooperated with all six images. Turns out, she does have cavities on two adjoining back molars, one of which is pretty bad and almost at her nerve. We have work on some paperwork, but it looks like a trip to the hospital to put her under to do all this dental work. It makes me nervous, as general anesthesia is a good way to be freaked out, but I'm glad we can take our time for this, rather than wait a year or two until the whole molar is rotten and causing intense pain and scheduling emergency dental work. Sigh.

Also, I thought we were doing pretty well, brushing her teeth every night, but the dentist suggested that we add flossing to the routine. Yikes!

Vince loves the dentist. This kid is a little odd. Who the heck loves to go to the dentist? Jeremy came home early and took him today. Thank goodness, he has no cavities, which was much, much better than the 8 we found a year ago. Perhaps it's because every spot which could have a cavity has already been filled by polymeric goop.

5 comments:

Brooklyn and Kelly said...

We are taking Brooklyn tomorrow ofr the first time!!! Way to go Edda - hope Brooklyn is a big girl like you!!!

sherah said...

Start Edda on the Chamoille tea with a bit of honey or agave nector right after she awakes. it is a great flusher of your system. It helps to get rid of the anesthistic which can lead to a constapation. In her case, I know that can be a challenge. Also, I flossed a little girls teeth with the dino flossers as opposed to the "adult floss. They come on a stick and were easier for me.
I hate the dentist.

Caitlyn said...

Caitlyn does good at the dentist too. About flossing, they make those little floss sticks now, that may save your fingers!

Ruth Ziony said...

FLOSSING IS A MUST! FOR CHILDREN'AND ADULTS. NOT TO MENTION A WATER
PIK FOR ADULTS.

I HAVE 'GOOD TEETH' BUT ON THURSDAY I'M FORCED TO HAVE 'GUM WORK' WHICH
I HAVE NEVER PAID ANY ATTENTION TO AND WHICH I IGNORED, WHEN MY
FORMER DENTIST......AND I FLOSS
BUT APPARENTLY.........

I HOPE VINCE FLOSSES!!

Samantha said...

We just got Brooke's reminder for her next appointment in the mail today too! Let us know how the flossing goes. (and for the record Jeff loves to go to the dentist too - weird.)