Monday 30 June 2008

Off to the Dentist again!

Recently the Princess had surgery to remove her four front teeth as her adult left tooth came through the roof of her mouth. As her tooth came behind the baby tooth it wasn't going to fall out on it's own. Apparently the adult tooth absorbs the roots of the baby teeth hence why they fall out. And as she has such large adult teeth and a small jaw there isn't enough room for the new teeth. So off to the dentist. The Princess would not allow the local dentist to pull out the tooth so off to the paediatric dentist who has lovely fairy gas. The fairy gas got nowhere near the Princess' nose, so off to surgery we went.

The dentist recommended we do 2 or 3 years worth of dentistry work while she was under because he didn't think he would get near her mouth any time soon. OK we went ahead and had the surgery done, a mold was taken while under so a plate could be made to push the tooth forward over the bottom teeth. All goes well. We are surprised how well the Princess recovers and quite happily has the plate fitted and really enjoys wearing it. (She enjoys it because she's the only one in her class with a plate and all the other kids want one now!) We even pay the bill quite happily and thank the Lord for our private health insurance.

Last Friday night the Princess had a sleep over at a friends house. She wrapped her plate in a tissue and put it next to her dinner plate as she forgot her plate holder in the car. I guess in all the excitement she overlooked it and did the best she could to look after the plate itself. Dinner was finished and off she went. In the meantime her friends Dad cleared the table and threw all the tissues and serviettes in the fire. Yep plate and all! They looked in the fire and the next morning and not a scrap of it was left. It must of melted. Even the the metal pieces.

Great! My friend was extremely apologetic and is insisting on paying but we won't have a bar of that. It's an accident and that's all. So now on Wednesday I have to take her back and have another mold taken of her mouth. If you hear screaming and crying on Wednesday morning coming from Mount Hawthorn you can rest assured that will be me trying to get the Princess to have this mold done.... again!


2BarRiff said...

And the cost of the new plate will equal that of teh Wii that we just bought.


Cookster said...

For the love of god man, don't let your daughter stay somewhere where at the end of a fine repast they smash the plates in the fireplace! What are they, Vikings???

Can I ask, is the 2Barr family overcome by Wii madness at the moment? We bought Pirates of the Caribbean and the 9-year-old's been slashing and disembowling his way right across teh pirate interwebs.

2BarRiff said...

The kids just have the Wii Sports at the moment. Lustly battle-type games are a little way off.

Well, until I buy the lightsabre attachement, anyway.

2BarRiff said...

Oh, and they were paper plates.

So I'm told =8-o

Bret Treasure said...

A beautiful story. You'll have a lifetime to enjoy her beautiful teeth and all that was involved.