Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Taking after his Aunt K

When my sister K was little (under 2) she lost her front tooth by throwing a temper tantrum. Peanut has followed in her tracks. Although it wasn't through a temper tantrum. He was playing (or getting into trouble) in the other room and got into Ike's tools. He fell with a tool apparently in his mouth and cracked his tooth. At first we thought it might be okay but as the days passed we noticed that half of the tooth was falling out. To make a long story short, we visited a children's dentist and they pulled the whole thing to prevent infection. Now until his adult teeth come in he will be one baby tooth short!
His smile before the accident 

Here you can see the part of the tooth coming out (top right)

Since he was so young we did not want him put under anesthesia to get the tooth taken out. But they did do a local numbing- here we are on the way home. The dentist gave him a little toy and he loved holding the little bottle of toothpaste. :D 

His cute little grin now.


Stephen and Kathryn said...

The poor little dear! :( I am glad that this was not the result of a temper tantrum! :) :) :)

I have to say.......he looks darling toothless!


Brittany A. said...

Oh dear! Poor little guy! I'm glad it was only his tooth that was injured though. And I have to agree with KT - He does look cute with that toothless grin! :-)

Reeder said...

Meghan, you look so beautiful in the last photo! Love it.