Saturday, March 12, 2011

teeth

Yesterday morning my little Sarah woke up with a swollen jaw after a night of having a fever and crying. An emergency trip to the dentist and 5 hours later...she had 2 teeth pulled, 2 more teeth crowned and 4 more teeth with cavities filled and spent some time with IV antibiotics. YIKES! Poor baby. She has been doing a lot of this... I'm not sure we will be returning to our regular dentist, who's office is CLOSED on Fridays. They saw how bad her teeth were on Tuesday when I took Brinley (who has great teeth) in to get her teeth cleaned. They had tried to fix these teeth 6 months ago but Sarah didn't take to the concious sedation. I called them a month ago telling them about her teeth and they said they couldn't schedule her till after some specific date...a week too late.
I really really like the dentist I ended up taking her to. She was AMAZING! and we will be visiting her office instead.
My poor Sarah has my horrible teeth. I had the same oral surgery when I was 3 except that I had all my teeth capped. Sarah will be getting spacers put in where the teeth were pulled in the next 2-3 years, before her 6 year molar make their appearance. I really hope that this is the last of the major dental work that we will have to do. Neither Matt or I had braces and we are crossing our fingers that the girls won't either. Besides, I don't know if we could afford anymore dental issues...it SUCKS not having dental insurance.

5 comments:

Megan Erickson said...

Oh my goodness... poor girl! Hopefully they have it all taken care of now. Hope she feels better!

Brandon and Lindsay said...

Poor baby! (Both you and Sarah!) No fun to have teeth problems...especially when you're 2!
I hope she is feeling better soon. We missed you guys at church. Without Sarah wiggling in the row in front of us, jake seems even more unmanageable!

Kaisa Bailey said...

awww. That is horrible! I hope you guys are fully on the mend. (you included) Maybe better that it all happened at the same time? Easy for me to say though.

Marnie said...

how sad. Hopefully she is feeling much better.

tida6 said...

So sad she had to go through that:( Glad she's doing better. Dave and I don't have dental insurance either. Where do you go? We need to find a new dentist.