A couple of weeks ago we were at the store (buying our new table) and the kids were looking at the couches. I was with them and we were going up to join Jeff at the front of the store. On our way out there is a spot that has 4 or 5 steps - cement steps. Mhari was in front of the group and I was at the back with the baby. Suddenly I hear this smack and crying. I put baby down and ran over to her. She was at the bottom of the steps... she had tripped and landed at the bottom - not tumbled, but strait shot down all of her force landing at the bottom of the steps. I picked her up to check her hands and knees, but nothing. Then I checked her mouth :(.
Ya, it was bleeding and her front tooth was loose. Maybe the hard part of having lots of kids is that I'm starting to relive previous accidents... like when Grant was 1 1/2 and cracked his mouth on a folding table at church :(. We ended up in the emergency room and no real answers.
So, I'm experienced right?! I knew it was bad, I could see the lines on her gums around the front left tooth where it had cracked into the cement. I grabbed a wipey and held her trying to keep the tooth in place. Jeff finished up with the purchase and we went home.
She was in pain, but such a trooper. I figured we'd get in with the Pediadentist on Monday and get an x-ray to see how bad the damage was. Well, they were on vacation on Monday so we got in on Tuesday and had the x-ray taken. Yup, the root was broken :(. The Dr. gave her some antibiotics and decided to follow up in a week.
I forgot to take pictures... but this is how quickly she healed - gums and mouth at least. These were taken on Tuesday after the Dentist appointment:
It also broke her lip on the inside. Really, it was looking really pretty good...
Until the next week Monday when Mhari jumped and bonked her tooth on my chin - Owe! Oh, and re-injured it all over again :(. I had to hold her tooth in place and the gums were pretty broken up again.
So we followed back up and did another x-ray and it confirmed that she's going to loose her tooth :(. Her body is starting to dissolve the root and so the tooth will work it's way out on it's own. She'll just be toothless for a few years. I'll update a photo when it finally comes out. Oh, it's sad, but she's such a good little girl. I hope she enjoys having a toothless smile ;).