Dr.Bromley is our family dentist. The kids love him. I took the kids in because one of Riley's fillings fell out of her tooth, and it was time for their check-ups and cleanings. Riley had 5 cavities, and Preston had 3. He filled 2 of Riley’s while we were there last week and rescheduled the rest. Here is her fun numb smile:
Preston has a dead tooth from a fall a while back. He told me it was loose and was wiggling it like crazy on Thursday. I knew this tooth was the dead one and it also was one that had a cavity on it. I let him go for it. I did not know that he should not be loosing this front upper tooth until he was 6 or 7. The next morning Preston told me that he had a bump on his lip. I looked down and his lip was very swollen:
I was very worried. I called Dr.Bromley who is not in the office on Fridays. He told me that he could not be in the office until that afternoon. I asked him if it would be okay if I tried to pull it. He said I could but not to try until closer to when he could see him just in case. I waited until lunch time. By this time I could see a huge abscess (bump of puss) above the tooth:
About an hour later Preston was in tears and I was close to it. I was not cut out for this. Our next door neighbor Nate was at our house working on the electrical for the basement. He took a try. It did not come out. I called my friend Hailey who is a hygienist to come take a try. She did, and it was not coming out. She said the root on the tooth was still very long.
I called the Dr. and he took care of poor little Preston that afternoon. I guess it is common for a tooth to abscess when it is dead, and Preston’s dirty hands in his mouth trying to pull it the day before probably did not help.