3.03.2010

Open Wide Like an Alligator!


My baby girl, Elayna, had to have her first filling on Monday. (which made me a very sad Mommy. *sigh*)
She was soooo scared. She asked me a million questions, which I answered as honestly as possible. I have never had a cavity, so obviously I don't know what a filling is like firsthand, but I've had other dental work so I tried to tell her the truth without scaring her. But still, she was very nervous.
She'd been bribed with treats and encouraged to be a big girl if she could. We are fortunate to have an awesome dentist, who was very kind and gentle. But the best thing of all? The numbing gel that he put on her gums before giving her the Novocaine shot. She didn't even feel the shot! She was a very happy camper. The filling itself wasn't bad at all. She handled everything like a trooper, I was so proud of her! And I really hope this is the last cavity for a LONG time!

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25 comments:

Susan said...

Awwww! That numbing stuff is the best. Any dentist who doesn't do it must be a complete sadist! Very nice Wordful Wednesday :)

parentingBYdummies said...

They always gas The Dudes before any sort of dental procedure. I heart my dentist!

Tara R. said...

Aww... good for her, being so brave.

Mama Wheaton said...

Glad she had a good experience. My kids love the dentist -well relatively love. I on the other hate fear it and I couldn't tell you why?

mommaof4wife2r said...

that poor girl...and you took pics!!! i would totally do that!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

glad she handled it so well! and was so photogenic while going through it!

H.

VKT said...

Bless her heart! The neat thing is that you have the pictures to share with her when she is an adult.

angie said...

She did great not having a cavity until now!

April said...

Yay for your daughter! Just one more step closer to growing up...sniff, sniff!

Danielle said...

Glad she did SO well!!

shortmama said...

My oldest has had 2 fillings but she didnt have to get shots for either of them thankfully. However she has to get one of her teeth pulled but they are going to use laughing gas so she doesnt freak out

Katherine said...

You have NO cavities? You ROCK! My daughter just had dental surgery in an OR at our children's hospital. Just too much work to be done. She has reflux which has damaged her teeth, poor baby. So they just knocked her out. It IS scary getting a cavity filled - I hate getting that done. Your daughter was brave!

Tater Tot Mom said...

So glad she had a decent experience. I remember hating the dentist so bad when I was little...that was before all the fancy new tricks they have now! :)

Jenners said...

I shall use this post as an opportunity to brag about how I've never had a cavity.

mommydrinksbecauseyoucry said...

What a brave girl!
I think it's funny that we both did our WW about our daughter's teeth. I think you might have the less painful side of our children's teeth issues though!

Momisodes said...

Okay, first of all, I am MUY impressed that you've never had a cavity. That is awesome!

I dread the Novacaine every time.

Glad to hear she did well!

Seizing My Day said...

ah the dental chair! I live there lately... some of us have good strong genetics... others not so much! I hope my children fall into daddy's genetics on this one! What a brave girl you have!! my kiddo would not let me have a camera... she'd be clingy and crying... ;)

anymommy said...

We just found out that Ess has a cavity! She's only four. I'm dreading the filling appointment. Poor baby. Glad it went okay.

debi9kids said...

Awesome! (and so great to hear since i have been freaking out! I have to get a cavity filled , my 1st ever)

onestylemile said...

i remember how much i dreaded going to the dentist as a child. at one point of time i even threatened to run away from home if my parents didnt stop my orthodontia treatment! a visit to the dentist in my least favorite thing to do!

great post...love ur blog header too.

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More Than A Mom said...

Glad to hear the filling went okay. It's no fun sitting in the chair in the first place, never mind getting a procedure!
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Just Breathe said...

Glad she had a nice experience.

Run DMT said...

She got a shot instead of gas? That's one brave girl!

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Laura said...

Even I have to have the numbing gel before I get a shot in the mouth but I can't stand having my mouth feel like it is 10 times bigger than it is.

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I am Harriet said...

I have a mouth filled with fillings. My kids have had none.

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