Thursday, 24 April 2008

The Return of the Dentist...

It was D Day and I had to return to the dentist this afternoon.

But the girls went this morning. Hettie was fine with not a problem, this is the child who eats a tonne of chocolate, has no high calcium food and the one you have to nag to clean her teeth. Isobel, the child who eats lots of fruit and veg, has milk on her cereal every day, and cleans her teeth regularly had to have one filling replaced and needs four top milk teeth removed. Both the dentist and myself tried to gently persuade her to have an injection and have them out there and then. But she wasn't having any of that. So we have to go to the dental clinic for sedation and extraction. That's going to be a fun day!

I was re-injected, re-drilled and filled. It took 3/4 of an hour in total and left me with a newly throbbing face. I have to have a crown but she didn't want me to 'waste my money' in case I still need it removed, so I have to go back....again.

Issy didn't want to return to school this afternoon, obviously the filled tooth was much much worse when it was time to go back. So we gave up on school, home ed and anything else really for today.

Tomorrow Hettie and I are off to the science museum with some friends so I must go and rake through the cupboards for a packed lunch!


Bridget said...

I think the girls and the tooth thing is calld "sods Law"! Have a lovely day tomorrow.

Dawn said...

The science museum tomorrow sounds like much more fun than the day you had today :)

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

My older kids were the same. One had no sweets at all before he was five, ate lots of fruit etc and drank huge amounts of milk. He had four teeth out when he was four! The hospital dentist said it doesn't matter what you eat, you either have good teeth or not and that fruit actually damages teeth anyway - well colour me surprised!

The others, who ate loads of sweets, never brushed their teeth unless they were held down to do it and ate whatever else they wanted all had good strong teeth! Like Bridget says, its sods law.


Tammy said...

Sounds like my house. My son, who never brushes and eats sugar all the time and very rarely goes to the dentist for a cleaning or checkup never gets any cavities. The girls who try so hard always have them. It's just not fair... lol

I hope today will be a better day for you all. A museum is a great way to spend the day. ;)

Elle said...

"Argh" to the dentist bit! Hope you had a great day at the Science Museum. Elle