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At the hospital, two doctors took a look inside E's mouth and saw that her front tooth had shifted and was now overlapping her other tooth. Her gums were swollen and she spilt her labial frenulum (tissue attaching the inside center of the upper lip and between the upper two front teeth). Her mouth was just a straight up bloody mess. I on the other hand was an emotional mess, I just couldn't stop feeling so terribly about the situation and my poor baby being in pain.
Anyway, the doctors had called the resident dentist in who said that we would have to pull the tooth out. It was loose and he felt that it could potentially affect the growth of her adult tooth. They weren't prepared to remove the tooth in the ER so the resident dentist asked me to come back to the dental Clinic the next day.
When we arrived to the clinic on Monday, There was a dentist and a few residents ready to take a look inside E's mouth. They asked me to sit on the examination chair with E on my lap, wrapping my legs around hers while holding her arms which was incredibly heart wrenching for me and pretty traumatizong for E.
After taking a good look, I was told the AWESOME news, E wouldn't need to have the tooth removed! Her gums were still swollen but the tooth wasn't as loose. I think the amount of blood and swelling made it look worse then it really was. All we need to do is follow up with a pediatric dentist and keep an eye on the tooth, looking out for discoloration, more swelling, and bleeding.
E is currently on a soft food diet for the next week to give her gums some time to heal. I just hope that the tooth won't permanently affect her ability to eat certain foods. She used to be able to take a bite right out of an apple without a problem and I hope that she would still be able to do that again.
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