Monday, May 9, 2011

Ugh x 2

Adam's tooth, that he had a baby root canal on 4 years ago, became infected early last week.

A visit to the dentist today confirmed what she said on the phone:

He needs "space maintainers" (spacers).

They have to extract the tooth, and attach a wire to hold the space open in-between the teeth, so that his molar will have room to grow in someday (they usually fall out between the ages of 12 - 14).

It's so completely not right to complain about my crummy dental insurance, because I'm grateful to have it at all, but ugh. I hate my dental insurance. Times two.

I also hate, hate, hate how worried Adam is about this. That he is going to have to be in pain. That he feels like he didn't do a good enough job of brushing his teeth, when he totally did. From what the dentist said, the crowns that they place over them aren't meant to last forever, and she's happy he made it 4 years with it.

Ugh.

So.

If bad things happen in three's,

1) Josh's stitches
2) The car breaking down... and then breaking down again... and then needing 2 new tires
3) Adam's spacers

... then we should be good, right?

Send some good luck my way. Please.

In the meantime, I'm going to go to my bedroom, hide, and eat a brownie.

6 comments:

Grammy Suzzy said...

I am so very sorry for Adam and his teeth. I know how very hard he tries to take good care of them. And there seems to be a "thing" about tires in our family now...my car that Nate uses needs at least one tire...and Doran and Danyel came by on Mother's Day and found a tire hissing...yep...they need two new tires! I think this calls for a brownie x 2!! Hopefully, the run on troubles is over and you will have an awesome summer break! Love you!!!

Mindy said...

I'm sorry. That stinks. I had to have a spacer too as a kid and it wasn't bad at all. It was a relief because I didn't have any more pain.And luckily my uncle was my dentist so I'm sure he gave my parents a great deal. I wish I lived by him still. :) I dread the dentist!

Mindy said...

I'm sorry. That stinks. I had to have a spacer too as a kid and it wasn't bad at all. It was a relief because I didn't have any more pain.And luckily my uncle was my dentist so I'm sure he gave my parents a great deal. I wish I lived by him still. :) I dread the dentist!

Amanda said...

Hailey had to have one of her molars pulled and a spacer put in. They gave her a "cocktail" to knock her out because I didn't think she'd do well with the nitrous (I thought she'd freak out seeing the mask coming toward her). She slept most of the day and never really complained about being in any pain.

I'm sure you will already do this, but have Michael give him a blessing.

The tooth fairy brought Hailey a Littlest Pet Shop because it was such a "traumatic" way to lose a tooth.

And yeah, I'd say you guys should be good for a while. Hopefully.

Danielle said...

I sorry to hear about Adams dentist adventure. I hope it gets better. I hope that brownie was good because you deserve it :> I pray that only good things will happen now:>

Danielle said...

Oh and remember how pretty you are that always makes things better right? :>