Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Dentist

It's days like today that make children afraid of the dentist for the rest of their lives!

Emma had had quite a bit of pain which resulted in an emergency room visit this weekend. She has had jaw pain a lot and grinds her teeth at night and we were having a difficult time getting the pain to subside at all. We also knew she had a tooth decaying but she didn't think it was coming from her tooth. The doctor prescribed penicillin just in case it was the tooth and we made a dentist appointment for this morning.

She has been extremely comfortable with the dentist until now. She's had fillings and been numbed and swore to me that she never got a shot... She even hoped she would get numbed today. Well, her cheek was swollen for the last day, proving infection in the tooth, and because of that infection she experienced extra pain today. She was in pain through all the numbing and kept feeling pain, so they'd give her more Novocain. Then they start wiggling it and getting it loose and she's in pain and saying, "Ow,ow,ow,ow." and THEN they start the pulling and she's yelling, "Ow,ow,OW,OW,OW!" and I'm sitting there with Izzy on my lap feeling completely horrible and Emma's crying and ... then she's still crying. Then we see the huge tooth and she's still crying and we wait and she's still crying. Then we're finally back home and she's still delicate and moaning and crying. SAD!

She's better and optimistic now. She's excited about all her special foods to eat and activities and movies. And we're pretty sure the tooth fairy pays big for bravery and pain!

6 comments:

Marta said...

Poor girl! Hope she's feeling all better soon!

Eric and Cheryl said...

I am so sorry about this experience. Just reading it made me cringe multiple times. Give her a hug and tell her we hope she feels better soon. My niece Kennedi had to go to the dentist this week and had to be strapped down, talk about traumatizing. A lot of dentists do not have the gift of compassion :(

Chezam said...

What? No pictures with this post?

Eric & Tara said...

Eeeks! Poor litte doll dear, that's the saddest ever!

Kristen said...

I HATE going to the dentist. More than any other medical experience, I HATE the dentist. My father-in-law is now my dentist. It doesn't help.
That Emma... She's a trooper.

Kaydub said...

I'm still mad at that moron.