Thursday, August 18, 2005

Here is Joshua's first missing tooth! His perfect little left front tooth was knocked out on Tuesday when the chair he was in fell over backwards. He was bleeding from his mouth and I thought at first he'd bitten his tongue or lip, but when I looked I saw that there was a tooth completely gone! As you can see, the whole tooth was knocked out, not broken off. The first dentist we talked to said "Put it back in!" So we did, which wasn't very fun for anyone. But the dentist also recommended we talk to a Pediatric Orthodontist. This guy said that it would not regrow it's nerve, so it would be a dead tooth, and most likely a source of infection for him. So we took it back out, though he could be showing a toothless grin to us until he's 7! Then we gave him children's tylenol and a quarter, went to see the horses at the fair, and he was "all better". Momma, however, was traumatized for the rest of the day! Photo taken at home, August 17, 2005. Posted by Picasa

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