21 October, 2009

{bruised teeth}

Several weeks ago, Eli fell and smacked his face on the ground. His two front teeth bled and were loose, but no major damage seemed to have been done. Thank goodness!

Well, a few days ago, I noticed that both teeth, but one more so than the other, had started to turn a funky color. Off to the dentist we went.

They took an xray. There is no damage to the roots and the teeth look just fine. They told me that just like w/any other part of our bodies, teeth can bruise. Who knew?!
The dr said the discoloring may fade and it may not. How's that for helpful? Seriously. They want to see him back for another xray in a month. I'm just praying that his little, baby teeth don't turn black or something gross like that. They're already a tad on the bucky side...we do not need our son to look like a buck-toothed hillbilly. Bless his heart.


Jenny said...

uh oh! Sophie banged her front tooth a couple of years ago, and she just had to have a root canal on that tooth- be sure you watch them over the next couple of years!! We discovered Sophie's tooth had died when she got an abscess for the second time in a row over the last year. Good luck!

Jenny said...

Hey Tonya- there's an award for you over on my blog!

Christian said...

Both of my older kids teeth got knocked pretty hard. Both of them turned grey and both of them faded back to white over time. Now they are 5 and 6, the 6 year old still has white teeth, but if you look closely they are a different shade. And one of my 5 year old's teeth is turning back to grey, and still isn't too noticeable.