Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Fun" at the Dentist

I had intended to get Piper (and Finn and Seven) to the dentist before Piper lost her first tooth, but that didn't happen. I wanted to take them to the dentist before school started before the year, well, that didn't happen either because when I called to make the appointment, the first available day they had was September 1. I thought it would be easier to take the three of them all at the same time. I am so thankful that Jeremy was able to go with me! 

This was Seven's first visit to a dentist...
He was watching the dentist get prepared for cleaning his teeth.
If you are squeamish, I will warn you there are pictures of the dentist cleaning on the kid's teeth. I don't think it will be that bad to look at them.

Finn was next. He got to wear some pretty cool glasses. I guess so nothing would end up in his eyes. The dentist also wore a pair.
Cleaning his teeth...

I like this picture because it shows what a sweet sister Piper can be. She was standing beside him and rubbing his arm. It was so sweet!
Piper's turn...she also got to wear the cool glasses!
I think Piper was just adjusting her glasses here, but it kinda looks like she was a little worried. I am pretty sure that is not the case, though.
Cleaning her teeth...

Finn wanted to see what it looked like up close. He looks concerned. Despite how they act sometimes, they really do care about each other.
Piper was holding the towel down. I guess she thought it was helping the dentist.
Finn and Seven picked out their toy from the dentist while Piper got her teeth cleaned.
Seven got a little bored while he was waiting for the dentist to be done with Finn and Piper. But he had fun.
After their cleaning, Finn had to go back two weeks later for a couple of fillings. Piper had to go back for a pulpotomy, otherwise known as a baby root canal. She also needed some crowns. That day she got two crowns. She went back two weeks later and got two more crowns. She will go back this week and get the final crown, making that a total of 5 crowns. I guess that sneaking of the candy at night when she was supposed to be sleeping caught up to her.

While Piper waited on the dentist to get prepared for her teeth, she colored. Yes, she is wearing rain boots. It was raining that day.
Under the light so the dentist can see really well.
She got to smell strawberry scented laughing gas. The laughing gas was supposed to just take away the pain, not really make her loopy or anything like that. Jeremy said he thinks it kind of made Finn a little loopy because he laughed some while they were giving him his fillings.
I kept Piper and Finn home from school that day after their appointment at 8:00 am. I thought they would be in pain and not really benefit from going to school. I should have sent Finn, because he was just fine. Piper on the other hand was in alot of pain from her pulpotomy. She hurt for a few days! We rented movies from the library so they could relax and take it easy after their dental work. Piper chose to watch one of her movies sitting on the ladder for Finn and Seven's bunk bed...why? I honestly cannot answer, other than the fact that she is Piper.
I told Piper she now has princess teeth because her teeth are wearing silver crowns. Finn's fillings were just white.

1 comment:

  1. Nice, it looks like your kids handled the dentist well. There really is no reason to fear dentists, is there? Thanks for sharing, and the pics weren't really bad to look at.