Friday, March 05, 2010

Awaiting The Tooth Fairy

XY's two permanent lower central incisors have started to grow on the inner side but only her left baby tooth was loose. It bled yesterday while she was having dinner but it didn't come out. She complained of pain when she bit on it. So I brought her to the dentist to extract the tooth and to check again (we went 2 weeks ago but the dentist, Dr C, said can still wait, as I preferred her teeth to drop out by itself) if the other one should be extracted as well. This dentist (Dr L) suggested removing both as it may cause her pain later on (when the permanent tooth grow bigger, I suppose).

He injected her gum to make it numb. It was very easy to pull out the loose tooth but I saw him twist and twist with the other one. Although XY didn't feel the pain but I think she can feel the tug so she was going "nggg... nggg..." with her mouth wide open. But I'd say she was very brave throughout the procedure. The dentist asked her to close her eyes but she kept them opened. I was so afraid she'd freak out when she saw the needle or the forceps. The only thing she hated was biting the gauze to stop the bleeding after the extraction. She said it tasted funny. :D

~ the two little teeth ~

Note : Dr L explained that when the permanent tooth pushes out the baby tooth (making it loose), it'll dissolve the roots. Thus the loose tooth doesn't have roots.

She's put the two teeth under her pillow, waiting for the tooth fairy to give her some 'change' (coins). hehehe

~ two baby teeth gone ~

If you look carefully, there are some red/orange patches on her chin. Here's a clearer view...


Yikes! That looks horrible huh. The skin specialist said it's ulcer, some kind of bacterial infection (not known to be contagious though). A week ago, it was just a patch in the middle. We thought she scratched her skin so didn't bother about it till it spread to her whole chin. It doesn't look "normal" so I brought her to consult the doctor. Doctor prescribed a cream (name cannot be given coz that's the clinic's policy) to apply and oral antibiotics (Amoxil). I think the medicines are working as the patches are drying up. Hopefully it'll continue to heal fast and not leave any scars.

30 comments:

reanaclaire said...

oh dear..is it food & mouth? hope she is healed now.. take care!

Irene said...

all kinds of weird thingy goes to the kids. i mean, all this skin ulcers? caused by wat le? how can happened wan? haih... nway, glad to know the tooth prob solved. now lets hope the skin will heal soon as well.

Lemonjude said...

That tooth on the left, long and shape..now only I know the baby tooth root will dissolve by itself when the permanent teeth grow out.

No wonder when I got my tooth changing, all I got the teeth was like the right one...she was so brave on the dentist work...

The skin prob around her mouth, hopefully she get well soon and most important don't use the dirty hand to touch...My boy also grow some tiny dot dot stuff down his lower lip...dunno whats that also, but luckily it heal after I apply Forever aloe propolis cream.

BoeyJoey said...

i never knew a tooth can have such long root! must be a hrd tug to get it all out...

my QQ has "pimples" on her nose too... hope XY's skin gets well soon.

LittleLamb said...

aiks...she applied antibiotics already?? by right at one week should subside.... hope she get well soon.

JO-N said...

Oh dear, I know how it feels to have skin problems. The antibiotic cream should cure the ulcers, don't worry but you got to make sure she doesn't scratch.

Linda said...

I learned that ice water could stop the gum bleeding faster. She is really a brave girl with the dentist.

Cynthia said...

brave girl... I hate going to the dentist to the max!

Priscilla said...

Wow! She is so brave! All my children are scared stiff of dentists!

Regarding the clinic's "policy" on not giving the name of the cream, that is an offense. All medicines are required by law to be labelled properly. You can demand for your rights the next time. After all we should know what we are using on ourselves or our children. Doctors do this because they are scared next time you just go and buy from the pharmacy instead of consulting them, so less $$.

Sorry, as a pharmacist, this is an issue which really irritates me! :)

Have a nice day Slavemom!

andrewjune said...

first of all, she is a very brave girl for not making any fuss at the dentist...wow...even i still dread whenever i go to the dentist...and i always kept my eyes closed at all times!

hope the rashes go away soon...

MeRy said...

Bit weird..how come got ulcer at the chin? Hope it wil recover soon & leave no scars.

Jobless Girl said...

She is brave and she is tough girl. I salute her.

Mummy Gwen said...

XY is really a brave girl. I'm afraid of going to the dentist..haha.

I hope her ulcers subside soon.

Merryn said...

why your lima sen that color one?

BabyBooned said...

i swear the things that infect kids are simply amazing, confusing and irritating. poor xy. the spots look itchy. hope she'll recover soon.

ps: the teeth look so cute lah!

jazzmint said...

wow can see the 2 coming up already so soon!!! Bravo to XY. The ulcer looks bad, at first I thought she ate something didn't clean her mouth when you took the photos :P

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, Really sorry see your kid's problems.
But I guess as kids grow, they will give parents anxious moments.
But believe you me, kids are much stronger than we give them credit.
You keep well, best regards, Lee.

michelle@mybabybay said...

Wow tat tooth is really long.

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Well done XY - you are indeed a very brave girl!! Bravo!
Ginie, I've been told by my paed that with the recent guidelines introduced by the Ministry of Health, patients have every right to know the scientific name of the medication being prescribed to you. In fact, a recent move by the Ministry is for private clinics and hospitals to distribute medication in the original packaging and not those re-packed plastic bottles we usually see.

Mummy to QiQi said...

oh dear, the ulcer!!! must be uncomfortable and also embarrassing for her :( hope it heals quickly.

Angeline said...

OMG!!!
that is soooooooooooooo long, that tooth!!!

Alright, I just did a post about Keatkeat's teeth. We are having 2 different instructions. But after reading this. Hhhmmm... I think I have the answer already.

And man! Those patches... take care dear, it seems to spread really bad...

jacss said...

omy ginie...that long baby teeth looks so eerie. just kept imagining how painful it must have been to forcefully extract it out *sob*. yr princess is indeed brave lor :)
am sad that the permanent teeth r not straight hor... :(
and those red patches really looked worrying...thk god they r on the road to recovery, else ng leng lui lor....haha

bp said...

brave XY, well done! i also just got a wisdom tooth extracted, n i also didn't like the gauze with blood in my mouth.

how are the rashes/infection on her chin? did the specialist say what cd have caused that to appear kinda out of the blue? i hope it's not itchy n XY is being just as brave abt not scratching 'em n leaving it to heal nicely.

Everyday Healy said...

Serious man. If you didn't mention, I thought it was chicken pox. LOL!

Get well soon, brave little princess.

Annie Q said...

Aiyoo...poor girl, hope her "ulcer" on the face disappear soon and she can get back her smooth skin soon too. Don't scratch ya, XY, later no leng leng already. :)

Alice Law said...

Dropping by to say 'Hi'!

XY's skin condition looks like Eczema to me, my boy had it due to dry and sensitive skin... I don't think it will leave her any scar unless she scratch it. So, no worries!

slavemom said...

Tq all for your concern. XY's ulcer has almost fully recovered already. There are still some light marks, which I hope will disappear eventually.

Priscilla, I was just lazy to argue with the nurse that day. The last time I brot my boy there, she said the same thing. But when I probed further, she asked the dr n gave me the name. :)

Merryn, 5 sen is silver color mah. No?

PL, I din wanna "talk" so much to the nurse that day coz I've already asked the dr n he said the cream doesn't contain any steroid. That's my oni concern. Next time, I'll exercise my right n get the name of the meds.

Alice, thx for dropping by!

Oliveoylz said...

I wanted to say XY's really really brave with the extraction! Good girl :) Am sure the tooth fairy rewarded her very well that night :) Aiyo, the ulcer looks itchy and painful...thank goodness it's ok edi.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Alycia's first 2 teeth that dropped were also at the same spot as your girl. Did your girl cry when the dentist injected her gum? Oh my, the skin disease looked bad. I'm glad she's better now.

zmm said...

Yikes.. the rash looks rather nasty.

But I guess all healed now.