A sad thing happened a few days ago. Cameron was coming in from outside, and tripped and hit his mouth on a tractor toy that he has. The impact cut his lip pretty badly, and jammed one of his front teeth back and up into his gums. He handled it well and only cried for probably 5-6 minutes, but it bled a lot and we could tell it hurt. He sat on mom’s lap and watched Cars for awhile and that seemed to help a little.
So we went to the dentist yesterday, and it sounds like everything’s going to be ok. The baby tooth that got jammed up into his gums actually angled itself away from the permanent tooth buds, so as long as nothing gets infected it looks like it won’t be a permanent problem. He might need to get it pulled if it doesn’t come back down on its own, unfortunately. Meanwhile, his smile is a little different, but that’s fine. 🙂 Battle wound, right?
The hardest part of this whole ordeal was the trip to the dentist. He’s a little wary in the dentist office anyway, but getting an x-ray really freaked him out. It’s probably the most upset/scared I’ve ever seen him. He’s such a polite little guy, and he learned to say “No thank you” lately. When we were trying to get a decent x-ray of his teeth (and having to hold him down), he was crying and screaming “NO THANK YOU!” over and over. Such a heartbreaking thing to have to deal with, but he was fine after it was over.
The day after it happened he was a little melancholy. Here’s an iPhone photo of his xray:
By today, though, he was back to normal and doing things like this: