Last Tuesday Miss B went in to have some in office oral surgery. We had consulted with her original dentist and they determined she would need full on OR surgery. General anesthesia and everything...because of some hospital politics scheduling started to become a nightmare. (Read: God stepped in ;)
We went for a 2nd opinion at a dentist who after an evaluation said... "I think she's a pretty agreeable patient. I bet we could do everything here in the office with a sedative that she would stay awake but not really care about what we are doing..." Ok... let's do that.
She needed to have a frenectomy. Because of how far down her lip was attached between her teeth it has been challenging to say the least to brush her front teeth. It is super painful for her to have the toothbrush rub across that muscle and therefore cavities started there...
So she fasted and we went in for the procedure at 8AM on Tuesday. She was treated like a princess. She picked out a movie to watch (that is on a screen on the ceiling) she held her Skye Paw Patrol and used Miss Stacey's special purple blanket to get nice and cozy....they gave her the sedation and then right before they started she had nitrous as well.
I was a wreck. (I don't think she could tell but thank GOODness Husband was with us) The fillings and lasering the muscle tissue took less than 30 minutes and she did great. She talked to the dentist the whole time, answering questions and asking him to move his head because she couldn't see "Dora" :)
She did great. We went home and she laid on the couch watching Paw Patrol for the rest of the day. She was a little emotional after her nap but that's her sometimes anyway :) by the next day she was running around the kitchen island with Minnie and two Elmo balloons from Aunt Nancy and "Bob" at 6:20AM. Awesome.
Four days later and it looks pretty good....That little dark spot is some healing that still needs to take place...
Her lip can go even higher than this but we didn't want to mess around with the wound too much at this point.
Pretty princess teeth! :) PHEW.