Friday, March 07, 2008
A Fun Time Had At The Dentist
I got a note home from school last week that Nathan was complaining his tooth hurt. And a few days ago as I helped him brush his teeth before bed he complained to me. It's hard to figure exactly what was bothering him ... and trying to give him an oral exam is a tricky deal. So I made him an appointment with his pediatric dentist. Knowing full well that he'd put up a stink about this visit, I started preparing him the night before with details about the next day's visit. He was none too happy ... except that he could sleep in and go to school late ... throw in a trip to McDonalds and the library for good measure, and I had him convinced the check up was a good thing. This was his first dental exam that a sedative or a papoose was not involved. He was such a big boy and other than asking if he was going to get a shot ... and nervously shaking like a cold wet dog ... he left the office saying he had FUN! He is cavity free ... his tooth problem could be from wear and tear on his baby teeth ... or an adult tooth trying to push out a baby tooth. Being twelve years and having only two permanent teeth is frustrating.
Photo: Vintage advertisement for toothache drops containing cocaine! Can you imagine going to the drugstore today and purchasing this product?