Monday, June 27

Shark Tooth

4 weeks ago today, Memorial Day, I noticed Turkey had a "shark tooth", his adult tooth had grown in behind his baby tooth.  Of course I did what I always warn others of doing and did a Google search on the topic (come on, cut me some slack the dentist was closed), and I got mixed results.  Some web-pages said don't worry, other's said it'll get pulled, and some even said he was doomed to have all of his teeth pulled.

Then I posted this news on Facebook, and I got stories of those that had been through it. Almost everyone commented his tooth would need to be pulled.

The following day I called the dentist, and I was told if his baby tooth wasn't out in a week to come in and get it checked.

Fast forward a week, no sign of the tooth coming out, so I pack him up and off we go.  The dentist looks at it for about half a second, concludes it is so loose it will fall out in no time.  He tells me he will pull it if I want, but really Turkey should just wiggle it and it will be out in no time. (Thankfully he said some of my favorite words "no charge for today.")

So here I am all excited my "baby" is going to loose his first tooth at nearly seven and half.  I can't wait to be the Tooth Fairy, I go to the bank and get some of those gold $1 coins, I plan about leaving the money, and I wait, and I wait.

I am still waiting.  It's been 3 weeks since we were told it would be out in no time.  I just want to pull it for him, but I am too squeamish.  

It's been a long time since we've had adventures in teeth in this house, I want some action.  Turkey got his first tooth late at 10 months and 3 days (yes, I looked that up in his baby book). And while Monkey is teething like crazy he has no sign of teeth.  Come on boys, mama needs so excitement.  

Turkey has a dentist appointment coming up in about 2 weeks, I wonder if the tooth is out by then.  


Amy said...

I hope it falls out soon!

Liz said...

My first shark tooth got pulled, because it never got loose. The second one fell out on its own. Give him time.

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