January 27, 2007
All I Want for Christmas is His Two Front Teeth.
I'm feeling a little uneasy.
I took ezzie to the dentist the other day, and in between his massive kicky fits, the Dentist was able to take a brief gander at his chipped front teeth. The decay is now so close to the nerve that the right tooth was almost unsalvageable. His other front tooth is just beginning to chip. She said it looks like Ezra's teeth just didn't calcify enough while he was in the womb, and that would explain why there were brown spots on his teeth when they first grew in.
A few months ago, one of those spots chipped off. The other tooth is doing the same.
Soooo the dentist says she needs to put two resin crowns on those damaged teeth. They couldn't just pull them because he won't get his big boy teeth until he's 7 or 8, and if there's a big gap where his front teeth should be, then his next set of teeth will grow in all crooked and Austin-Powers-ish. (yugg)
In order to do this, they have to put Ezra under General Anesthesia. That's where the uneasy feelings come in... At first I was like, oh- that's totally fine it will be easier on everyone and it will be much less traumatizing for him this way rather than strapping him down to a board and having him breathe laughing gas or something. This way he won't remember a thing and will gently wake up in my arms. This way he won't have terrible memories of the dentist and refuse to go ever again.
But the closer it gets, the more butterflies I find in my tummy. The good thing is that they will be able to do all of this at the actual dentist's office where there are games and cartoons and puzzles and it feels really fun and comfortable. Normally, we would have to take him to a HOSPITAL to have this work done, but my lovely dentist's office actually brings in an anesthesiologist once a month so that it's less stressful on the kids and their families.
I know I will feel so much better when this is all done and my son will have whole teeth again, but the 'unknown' is outweighing all the positives at the moment. We go in on Thursday at 9:30 AM and Ezra isn't allowed to eat or drink anything (ANYTHING) before his appointment.
Is there a fast forward button on this thing?
at 5:03 PM