Hi, it's me, flower, with my newer, flashier username!
Just wanted to give you the latest installation of our epic tale of "The Tooth Infection that Wouldn't Go Away". I think the last time I posted, my 5yo (then, 6yo now) had seemed to kick the post-pulpotomy infection on his own, and I was ready to kick the pediatric dentist in the shins.
Well, that was not the end of the story.
A couple weeks later, that bubble showed up again, so we had that sucker yanked out!!!
: End of problem, hopefully. We drove the two hour drive to his old, "good" dentist, who extracted it gently without putting any kind of spacer in. His idea was to wait and see if we really need it and sent me home with a tool so that I could periodically check to see if the space was changing and then put a spacer in if needed. I loved that idea, as it was a lot less traumatic for ds (the other dentist said a spacer would have to be attached to a crown on the back molar). What are your thoughts on this? Does this make sense?
P.S. I read somewhere on the boards that your babies turned one--already! What happened? Did I blink? Hope it was a fun birthday!