Saturday, April 4, 2009

Uh, wait a minute...

So Bryon is getting his bottom 2 permanent front teeth in. Exciting, yes? I mean he is only 5 and it's a sign he is becoming a big boy.

Problem, the baby teeth are still there. And they aren't loose or anything. Which means I have to have them pulled. Which means sedating him. Which Is. Not. Pleasant.

I am a little crazy when I come out of anesthesia, but I understand (mostly) what is going on.

Try explaining it to an autistic child. Doesn't work.

I think I cried as much as he did the last time he came out of anesthesia(which was a lot). I'm just saying.

Ultimately the problem is that he doesn't chew. Nope. Not a thing. So these teeth basically get zero use.

Does this mean I will have to have all his teeth pulled to make room when the permanents start to come in?? I sure hope not.

I am now on the hunt for a Special Needs Pediatric Dentist. Fun. Times. bleh.

Oh, and did I mention that it appears that the top teeth are about to come in in front of the baby teeth? No? Cause they are.

Again, bleh.


Casdok said...

Good luck with finding a good dentist!!

Kristal and Jason said...

What a tough situation! I hope you find someone good and that Bryon does ok with it.

Stuart and Jacqui Avery said...

I'm so sorry! I never even thought about that happening since he doesnt use his teeth. Poor little guy and poor momma that's gonna be a tough one.