Two days before Christmas I broke a molar. This started what I call -Tooth-mania! Thank goodness this week was the curtain call for Tooth-mania- 4 appointments, one crown, and two restorations later teeth number 29, 30 and 31 have all been repaired. My trips to the dentist were over!! I wanted to have a party... but Tooth-mania in our household was not over.
On Friday Igor got off the school bus, rode his bike home and ran up the stairs to the house. I heard screams and crying. I ran into the kitchen. Rob informed me Igor had fallen on the stairs. Rob was getting ice and paper towels for the bleeding. I looked in Igor's mouth to see if he'd need stitches but noticed something much more concerning- his front tooth- his adult tooth- was missing. I asked Rob to go outside to find the tooth. I wasn't sure who to call first- the doctor for stitches or the dentist. I called the dentist. (did you know that the dentist can stitch up lips? They do!) After answering all the dentist's questions and finding the tooth it was decided that we should come in the office. Her practice is closed on Friday so she had to open the office and her husband (also a dentist) came in to assist. Igor's tooth has been glued back on and we'll know within 30 days if the tooth will survive. Igor can only chew foods with his molars for the next 30 days and he cannot participate in any activity that might result in him falling or getting hit in the head/face for the next 2 weeks. After observing our son in action for the last 24 hours, I'm pretty sure 90% of what Igor does when not sitting could lead to a fall. ugh.. If the tooth doesn't survive, Igor will need a root canal and crown- ouch! So Tooth-mania continues at least for another month.