Sammy's had a tooth that has been rather bothersome...or so I thought. The truth is, we don't know. But all of a sudden she's been grinding her teeth and it is completely ooc (out of control)!!! The adult tooth had already come in but the baby tooth was just still in there...it was getting to the point where it was twisted and pointed directly into her lip. Do I know it bothers her? No. But she's been grinding her teeth and playing with it a whole lot. So, why not try and see what's going on?
We go to a pediatric special needs dentist. I knew that if she needed to have a procedure done, this dentist was equipped with everything for her and if needed, could be done at the hospital. But to my utter delight, the dentist said this could be a quick procedure done right there in the office. So, a few weeks later, we returned.
Here she thinks she's just taking a day off school. No. We're headed to the dentist sweetheart.
All ready to smile for the dentist!
They strapped Sammy into a little papoose and then placed a weighted blanket over her. She was so calm and compliant. I sat on the chair with her, by her feet. But she was so tough, I'm not sure she even needed me.
She didn't complain, but she wanted to know what was going on...everywhere.
After she was all numb, they pulled the tooth. It took all of about 5 seconds!
Despite the hung over look, there were no tears, no screams.
She was great. But I kept her home so I could make sure she didn't bite her numb lip off.
I don't know if the tooth needed to be pulled. I don't know if it was bothering her. I don't know if it was worth all the trouble. There's so much about Samantha that I don't know. Think about all the stuff about our children that they don't tell us, that they hold in. This is Samantha times 1,000 because she doesn't have the ability to say one word to me. She doesn't complain. She doesn't point. She doesn't have words. And so, I get her tooth pulled because that's what I can do. I use my best guess. And sometimes, that's all I can do. But luckily, it is something I can do. So, this appointment was a success. I got her tooth pulled, we spent the day together, and...my little girl is still grinding her teeth. eeeeeee