Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tooth Trauma!

Jenna has had this tooth that has been loose for at least a month. It just hangs to the center and seems to be very stubborn. We have tried several different ways to get the tooth out. It was "just stuck".
It looks like she has already lost a tooth on top because the tooth is so far to the middle. It's the strangest thing I've ever seen. She is one tough cookie. We spent about 10 minutes trying different ways to get it out. Mommy trying. Daddy trying. Jenna trying. NOTHING!! So we gave up and decided it would come soon enough. I was amazed because it was so loose. She would move it with her tongue as she talked. GROSS!!

Then...she went downstairs and was playing with Megan and I guess there was an accident. Megan happened to pop Jenna in the mouth (somehow) and the blood and tears began. It was tough to get the blood to stop. I kept her calm and gently applied some pressure to try to stop the bleeding. I decided that it was now or never to try to get that troubled tooth out.

It took no effort at all. Out it came.

Thanks Jared for your words of wisdom. Wish you were closer.
(Jared is a good friend of mine who is a Dentist in Utah)


Angie said...

Yay! How funny...that's the same tooth that Brynley struggled to get out a couple weeks ago. It just didn't want to come out. It finally just popped out when she gave it a tug for the millionth time. SHe has a bottom tooth that is barely loose, with a permanent one coming in clear behind it! I'm afraid we'll be in braces debt

Jennie said...

I love love love kids without their front teeth!!

Ash Att said...

hahaha! thats hilarious!! megan would pop jenna in the mouth. lol. oh man, cute little jenna without teeth :)

Tiffany said...

Have you tried Floss? That's the only way we get them out. But my daughter screams the whole time.

Kari said...

I did try floss! It didn't work either.

Jenny said...

Dry heaving! YUCK and to think that I worked for a dentist for so long!