Monday, February 17, 2014

1st Loose Tooth

About two months ago (I think) a permanent tooth came in right behind Luke's bottom 2 center teeth.  I was worried that he would need to have those teeth pulled.  Within a few days of the permanent tooth breaking through one tooth got just a little bit loose, but the 2nd tooth was stuck tight.  We visited a pediatric dentist who said that both teeth should become loose and fall out on their own.  If he didn't  loose them on their own within 3 months I was instructed to come back.  Luke was scared to wiggle the one that was loose, so it took more than 2 weeks before it finally came out.  He lost it at school during library time.  He told me that he was very brave and that he didn't cry or anything.  His teacher sent him to the nurse, and the nurse gave him a special necklace to keep the tooth safe.  He was proud to show off his toothless hole and his necklace.

Luke was super excited for the tooth fairy to come.  He slept on an air mattress in his room and put the tooth under the pillow on his bed so she would be sure to find it and have an easy time making the swap.  Luke said he was hoping the tooth fairy would give him $10.  My dad was here visiting and told Luke that if the tooth fairy paid 10 bucks for every tooth, she'd have to live in the poor house.  I didn't make an argument at the time, but I don't think she would.  Don't you think the government would bail her out? 

Anyway, congrats to Luke!

This all happened 2 weeks ago now.  The second tooth is still not loose, but I'm no longer worried because the permanent tooth has shifted and moved into the empty spot.  Luke, however, is hoping for another loose tooth soon!


Amber Cox said...

Losing your first tooth is a big milestone. Congrats to Luke! He is apparently better at losing teeth than I am. Up until my gallbladder, losing my first tooth was the only time I'd been to the ER. Also, those pictures are awesome. They make me laugh.

Garry Owen said...

How brave of Luke! To think that he took care of the loose tooth all by himself. The photos definitely show his unwavering courage. Anyway, how did the tooth fairy visit go? I bet he is pretty excited for the next loose tooth. Keep us updated! All the best! :)

Garry Owen @ New Century Dental Group

Krista Green said...

Luke is such a brave boy, indeed. It must be his excitement over the tooth fairy that made him look forward to losing his teeth. Congratulations to him for finally touching that milestone. I hope that he’ll grow up valuing the importance of good oral health. Have a nice day!

Krista Green @ Solana Beach Dentistry