Asher’s Chipped Tooth Trauma

Frostee, Asher, and I were having lunch last Thursday (1/24) at a sushi restaurant. Asher somehow leaned over in his high chair just wrong and bonked his mouth on the marble tabletop. He cried pretty hard and I could tell he was hurt, but I didn’t see it happen, so I wasn’t sure what he hit, exactly. After a few minutes he stopped crying. We finished our lunch and went on our way. About 20 to 30 minutes later, I noticed that his front left incisor was chipped. He knocked a small chip out of his tooth when he hit the table. 

Later, I could feel the jagged edge of the tooth when nursing him. I called our dentist/uncle and made an appointment.

This morning we went in to see the dentist. He agreed it would be best to smooth out the poky part. I held poor Asher’s body and head still while the assistant held down his arms and my uncle smoothed out the tooth with what looked and sounded like a tiny power grinder. Poor baby cried and struggled and turned bright red with frustration. Fortunately, it was over very quickly. He got a plastic bath toy out of the deal, but he seemed pretty pissed off about the experience. He’s currently sleeping it off. 

Before and After photos on flickr.

I still have to take a picture showing the smoothed tooth. 

5 Responses to “Asher’s Chipped Tooth Trauma”

  • frosteee
    January 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Oh no, poor baby boy…
    I saw the whole thing happen and I still can’t believe it!
    I know the frustration of having one’s teeth ground to smooth them out and I am proud of him for getting through it. Hope you’re okay too, mama!


  • smiley_t
    January 28, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    How traumatic – for both of you! I’m glad you were able to get it fixed up.


  • tshuma
    January 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    poor kidling!


  • sarabellae
    January 28, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Yeah. It was pretty surprising. I am sad to see his smile altered, but very happy that the tooth is still healthy. Holding him down while the dentist worked pretty much sucked.

    Anyway, I had fun that day doing lunch and shopping!


  • sarabellae
    January 28, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Yes, it’s not very noticable now. I’ll try to snap an AFTER PROCEDURE picture tomorrow.


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