Saturday, April 29, 2017

Tooth Fairy

Melissa was quite upset a few months ago when the orthodontist told her she needed to see about getting her wisdom teeth pulled. We had previously been told she did not have any wisdom teeth, so this was a surprise. Apparently, they can just grow in and appear. 

So a few weeks ago she had her normal check up with her dentist and was told yes, you should not only speak to an oral surgeon about that wisdom teeth, but also about a baby tooth that has a cavity. It needs to be pulled and have an implant to replace it since there's not an adult tooth to replace it. 

Needlessly to say, Melissa was not happy... Yea...she was freaked out! 

So. We did the consultation with the oral surgeon and he agreed the wisdom teeth need to come out as well as the baby tooth with the implant to follow. We are hoping it will all be healed and completed before she leaves for college in August as it takes several months of healing before the final steps can be performed. 

Then the baby tooth started to fall apart... As she was eating popcorn the other day a piece of the baby tooth came out. A tiny piece. Which she proceeded to place in a bag. 

I told her just throw it away - the dentist won't need to see it. Her response? 

"It's for the tooth fairy."

The tooth fairy?  Child, you are eighteen. There's no tooth fairy. (Which she knows full well!)

Another piece of the baby tooth has fallen out, but she is not in pain. We are hoping it stays that way until her surgery date of May 15th. 

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