Thursday, July 17, 2008

A root canal for a 7 year old?! Yikes?!

Happy Thursday Mamas!!! I'm doing great over here in CA, except I'm feeling like the worst mommy because my 7 year old just had to have a root canal!!! At 7!!! Isn't he a cutie blowing out his birthday candles? (And about to eat some sugary cupcakes, I bet that helped) The Dentist asked me, "He must of told you that his tooth hurt, why didn't you bring him in earlier?" Well, our insurance only covers his dental cleaning once a year, and it was a year in June, GOSH. And NO, he NEVER said a thing about his tooth to me or my husband!!! But now when the dentist asked if it hurt he he replied matter-of-factly, "Oh yes, it hurts so bad!!! I can't even sleep it hurts so bad!" WHAT?! He never told us that!!! So now I feel terrible, that darn tooth has been killing him for months the dentist says it had to be extremely painful!!! Why didn't he tell me?? I'd LOVE to hear other mamas dental stories, am I the worst mom in Northern CA? I'm not used to this stuff, my 12 year old has never had a cavity, NOR HAVE I!! But my hubby has terrible teeth issues (sorry babe), and I guess my 7 year old inherited them!! Any other mamas have any children's dental issues like this? PLEASE tell me this has happened to you, or your sister, or your sister's friends' cousin's next door neighbors boss? I can't really be the worst mama can I? sniff sniff Of course MY mom, who I haven't agreed with since I was 2 months old (I'm dead serious), found out because she stopped by on her way from Tahoe, ripped me a new let's just say, bottom, for this one!! She made me feel like I must be the worst of the worst of the worst OF THE WORST moms out there!!!! Who else but my bloggy friends could tell me otherwise??!!!!

8 comments:

The Downtown Boutique said...

Well, my son never had to have a root canal (although I have and it STINKS!!!), but when he was much younger, he had to put out to have teeth taken care of.

I think he was about 6 or 7 years old, and he had some cavities on BABY teeth! He had to put under because of his medical condition. He had to have a couple of teeth capped with those silver caps. I felt awful! What was I feeding him that would result in cavities that young? URGH!

Now his teeth are in really good shape. I never took him to the dentist before the age of 6 or 7 because I myself am terrified of going to the dentist!!! Talk about a bad mom!

quitecontrary1977 said...

gotcha doll! i dread taking my child to the dentist! they are going to have to have to give her lots of laughing gas!

Parker Family said...

Don't worry, you're not a bad mom. Are you supposed to be psychic now as well? If your son never said a word about it hurting, how would you know? I don't know about you, but I don't know anyone who asks their kids everyday if their teeth hurt!

Laura said...

What a cutie pie! Gotcha!

nightowl said...

No, you're not a bad mom. Kids will always surprise you. Nitrous oxide helped a lot during the procedures. My fourteen year old has had 5 cavities so far. The other 3 haven't had any. Her dental habits used to be so bad that you could scrape gunk off her teeth with a fingernail. She used to tell all sorts of things to the dentist and hygienist. Now, I have my husband take all 4 kids to their appts. Anyway, I'm glad she hasn't scarred the rest of the family--she used to put liquid soap on her sister's toothbrush!

Lilith Silvermane said...

NOT a bad Mommy!

If you are, then... well, I need to be shot! Kids are strange about telling us things.

Dental issues scare us all I think, just because WE don't like to go either.

Kelley King said...

My 7 year old son fractured his 2 front teeth back in november and they fixed them up but recently he started to complain about a tooth ache on his fron teeth, so we brought him to the dentist today and said they didnt see an abscess but they wanted him on antibiotics and he needs to see a specialist. The specialist told me they were going to do a root canal annd only using novaicane! Apparently he has a under matured root that is causing him issues. How did things work out for you, it looks like the post was a few years back haha

Anonymous said...

My son may have to have root canal, also seven. I'm feeling totally rubbish and responsible for it. Dentist told me I should be brushing his teeth for him. Till he is nine. Also said some teeth are just bad.

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