Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Hurts and haircuts

So we have had an eventful couple of days. The other day Cyan fell off her scooter and bashed her face into the concrete. She is toothless as it is (in the same way all 2nd graders are) and then she fell off her scooter and went teeth first into the concrete. Now one of her brand spanking new permanent teeth is chipped (it isn't even half way in yet), as well as another one (baby tooth to the side of the two front teeth) is broken IN HALF and the other side of the two missing teeth is super loose and the gum is terribly bruised. This would be teeth 4 and 5 she has chipped. The girl just falls RIGHT on her mouth! Every time!

Good news: The two teeth that were knocked loose have teeth coming in soon, so they don't have to do much of anything to them, although they look awful and she JUST lost (like June 27th) the last tooth that was chipped from her baby teeth. UGH! But if that is all, my dd will have snaggle teeth until she gets all her big teeth, and apparently that is all there is to it. (*Sigh*)

Bad news, she displaced one of her permanent teeth (not the one she chipped, the other one that is barely though, she has a lot of gum damage that goes with that) and pushed it back. There is still strong root foundation so he says it isn't dead or anything, but she may need pediatric orthodontia to move it back where it needs to be with in the next year if she has a cross bite (which is the most likely, but not terrible).

All in all, she was lucky. The worse damage is on teeth she is going to loose in the next 6 months anyway, and he said that the bump just speeded up the process and that she should wiggle them and get them out as soon as possible. This isn't great, because she doesn't have any front teeth (4 bottom, two top) as it is, so loosing 2 more is going to be a REAL pain until she starts getting those in all the way, but it is better than needing lots of dental work I guess.

A picture of Cyan's teeth after accident

I am leaving this picture off the post because it is a bit graphic. In this picture, you can see the broken off tooth on the left, the partially broken new tooth in the middle, and how the tooth to the right middle is pushed back pretty badly. You can see where her the tooth was (bloody line) and then where it is now. That is the biggest thing we are worried about. The other one on the right is knocked loose, but he said that wasn't too bad because the other tooth is RIGHT behind it, so if there was a time to have this happen and have it be 'good', now would be it.

The other big news is Logan got his first haircut!

I nearly cried as all his sweet little curls were chopped off to make way for a big boy look... but I think it is cute and he was ready as it was starting to get right in his eyes.

He made it through like a champ thanks to this place called "Jack and Jill's", which is a little kids salon and worth every penny of the extra $6 per hair cut compared to Super Cuts. :)

He even got to sit in a police car and 'drive' while she was trimming the back of his hair... isn't that cute?

Make way for the big boy! He will be 18 mos tomorrow and is by far and away the youngest my children have ever needed a hair cut... so it sorta broke my heart, but it looks great, he was not traumatised, and I will get used to not having those sweet curls to play with pretty quickly all things considered.

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