Friday, August 27, 2010

Dental work today under anesthesia


Today we go to Children's Hospital so that Emily can get her teeth cleaned under general anesthesia. She is having xrays, a cleaning, and impressions made. The impressions are being made so that the dentist can make a bite guard that clips on to her back molars. She grinds her teeth like mad - called bruxism. She has worn down most of her teeth already. I am not at all convinced she is going to tolerate a bite guard, but the dentist wants to at least try.

So nothing scary today, other than the general anesthesia itself. Oh, and the dentist is going to pull her loose tooth - the second one in a month! :) You can see it in this picture, it's the bottom little one that looks a bit scraggly.

4 comments:

The VW's said...

Hope it goes well! Her smile in that picture is already so bright.....I don't think I'll be able to take it when her teeth are shiny clean! :)

April said...

Good luck getting those pearly whites cleaned :)

ChaneyM said...

You have some great pictures of her, but this one is fab!

Becky said...

Good luck! Hope all goes well with the bite guard, I really hope she takes to it.