Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brook's Dental Surgery

So we discovered earlier this year that Brook had some issues with her teeth. We don't have "the best" brushing hygiene when it comes to our kids, but we try! We eat healthy (mostly), we don't drink a lot of soda, juice, or milk. But Brook has what the dentists like to call "extreme crowding." Without flossing daily (and who flosses their 5 year old's teeth daily?!?), food becomes stuck and consequently rotted two big holes in her four back molars and gave her 6 other minor cavities! All in a year and half! Her last checkup, the x-rays showed perfection. It was fairly devastating for Ben and I (who hardly brushed, much less flossed as young children and we both had minimal cavities). We weren't thrilled about the treatment plan: dental surgery under general anesthesia, but we knew there really wasn't any other choice.
So off to Children's Hospital we went!

Brook was very excited her procedure would be in the pink hallway :)
Waiting patiently to go back to her room

She was so brave! Smiles and giggles the whole time!
Practicing with her oxygen mask
It went well! She lived! And her teeth were fixed!
We enjoyed a few hospital toys while waiting for our car
Rob the jewelry store, tell them "Make Me A Grill!"
She's not too sure about these silver teeth, but I'm sure she'll be thrilled when
the Tooth Fairy pays extra :)

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