Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Alls well that ends well

Well, the hockey playing princess had her beautiful smile restored by a prince in a blue smock. Yep, our dentist was able to fix La Nina's tooth in about 20 minutes and without any shots. And it really looks pretty good considering.

Turns out she did quite a number on her tooth and she still may lose it. The break in her tooth was so deep that there was danger of infection, so that's why the tooth was sealed. Without the cap, she would have lost the tooth for certain. Now the odds are more 50-50. We go back next week, so he can xray her mouth. He couldn't do it yesterday because her gums were too bruised. It really isn't a big deal if she loses the tooth, it's a baby tooth and will fall out in the next couple of years anyways.

The school feels terrible that La Nina kept the injury a secret. I still can't believe she made it all day without telling anyone. It turns out at least one of her little friends was with her at the time of the accident and saw the broken tooth. I found out by writing a fairytale "The Princess and the Dentist." I had La Nina help me with the details and it was amazing how much she shared. I'll have to remember the technique.

Anyway, La Nina is doing fine, her smile is back and we've been enjoying all the stories people have told us about when they broke their teeth as kids!


  • At 4:23 PM , Blogger Shelley said...

    It's amazing what they can do with ped dentistry these days. I'm glad La Nina didn't lose her tooth completely and that things are back on track.

    Gillian damaged her teeth when she was 2 when she stumbled and hit the coffee table with her upper front teeth. She almost lost them, but we were able to save them. We thought her adult teeth might be damaged by the baby teeth jarring into them. But it turned out just fine.

    Scary moments though. I'm sure for La Nina and her Mama. I can't believe she kept it to herself! What a strong little girl.


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