Sometimes, it takes a little extra effort to get those toothies moving.
Hence why I was at B’s special needs dentist today, a mere month and a half after his cleaning.
See, his front two bottom teeth seemed to be a little loose back then. Well, now they are still loose, but not out, and his other teeth are now coming in full force. So the kid had two extra teeth in his mouth.
It’s called “shark teeth” and while disturbing to see, apparently not at all dangerous. However, the dentist thought it was best to “move the teeth along”.
I love the staff at his dentist (and no, this is not a paid post, lol). They are compassionate and know his needs. At each visit, they clearly explain in easy terms what they will do. Today was no exception. We talked about putting “sleepy jelly” on his gums. We also talked on how important it was not to talk too much after putting the gel on so that it does its job. We learned about a “tooth counter” to tap and make sure it didn’t hurt. The assistant showed him the “tooth hugger” that will gently hold the tooth to pull it out.
So while that all sounded great, the fact that they were there to hold his hand during the actually pulling part (which yeah he yelped big time) still sucked. But, the pain didn’t last long, he got his teeth to give to the Tooth Fairy, and I rewarded his great attitude with a trip to SweetFrog. The dentist even promised to text the Tooth Fairy to make sure she got to him tonight. How much is the going rate nowadays?