Thursday, February 5, 2009

All About Teeth

We've had a lot going on here lately having to do with teeth. Yesterday Brynnlee cut her first tooth - FINALLY!!! We've been suffering through this for months! Finally, it's here and her next one is just about up as well. We've been amazed that she hasn't cut one sooner. Austin got his first tooth at four months, Aubree at six months, but Brynn waited until 11 months. My mom assures me, however, that I was the only child out of nine who got teeth before 12 months (mine came at 6 months). So apparently, for my family, 11 months is still early.

Last night Austin finally yanked out his second tooth. It's been so wiggly and loose it's been almost gross to see. It's funny to see him with this huge gap in his teeth. But when looking into his mouth last night, I could see that his first adult tooth is coming through the gums. So I suppose that I have two kids teething! And once again, he was so excited to find another dollar bill under his pillow from the tooth fairy!!

And finally, me. It's been since before I got married that I went to the dentist last, so almost 9 years. We finally decided that it's probably time to go in and have my teeth checked, so I did and the dentist said that I have three cavities. Monday I went in to have two of them filled on the left side of my mouth. After that was done, I went home and took my babysitter home and started to think about what to make for dinner. Well, I was told that I wouldn't be able to chew anything until the numbing went away. So I waited and waited and waited. Around 10 o'clock that night the numbness started to fade and I could feel that I had a lot of pain in my mouth. I took some Tylenol and tried to sleep; I was unsuccessful. My mouth hurt so much! By the time I got up in the morning, I could hardly move my mouth, I couldn't smile, and I certainly couldn't chew anything! I kept telling myself that it's been so long since I have had any work done on my mouth that I just wasn't used to this and I had forgotten what it's like to get cavities filled.

After hours had passed and there had only been slight improvement, a friend of mine told me that this was NOT normal and to call the dentist. So I did and left a message. When the dental assistant called me back, she told me that I was the one in 10,000 that this happens to. She believes that the dentist hit a nerve when he was injecting the anesthesia and that this was a reaction to that. She said that eventually it will get better, but that I was just going to have to wait it out. I have another appointment scheduled for Monday to get the last cavity filled, but now I am really nervous about getting that done. I don't want it to hurt like it did and I HAVE to eat!! Maybe I'll just have to live off of Jamba juices for a while, which wouldn't be too bad! We'll have to see how things go! Wish me luck!!


Kasi said...

oh Hannah that sucks! I am so sorry, I hope it gets better soon! Ben just cut his first two teeth (all four of them got their first between 7-8 months) and it was NOT fun.

Candria said...

Great! I also haven't been to the dentist in a few years and now I'm even more nervous. My excuse has been no dental insurance, but now we have it and Dean keeps pressuring me... Poor girl, I'm so so sorry!
P.S. If you need any Jamba recipes I know a few people in the family that could probably help you out with that... :)

Kev said...

Sorry Han. Dentists are my worst enemy. That is amazing that you only have 3 cavities. I can't wait for our resurrected bodies.


That dental experience sounds horrible, good on luck on Monday. Dan and I went to Jamba Juice last Saturday, and Dan wanted some kind of energy boost. So he found on their board a special energy jamba and we looked at the ingredients listed below and thought it looked good, not knowing what G3 was. (I think that is what it is called, either that or G6 or B3.) We ordered and after I found posted by the cashier what G3 was and it was Gensing, something else, and like 120mg. of caffeine. Oh well, we thought, a little caffeine wouldn't hurt him. Well he drank it and we looked it up online and found out that it was the equivalent to like 2-3 cups of coffee or something! Not buying that one again!

Diane Pingel said...

That's awful! I hope everything goes well on Monday.