Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Operation Take Her Pain Away

Nothing much going on here today except for another of Baby Girl's biting rampages! Poor thing, the teeth are just bothering her so much! I hope that she has a little relief before her 2nd birthday on Thursday. I bought an adorble "Birthday Girl" shirt from Carter's for her to wear to school and we are going to make mini cupcakes tomorrow night. Maybe I should Motrin her up before attempting the baking? Something to think about for sure!

Speaking of her teeth, she still doesn't have one of her bottom front teeth. She has all of the others. I called the doctor to schedule her annual wellness check and they can't see her until November because we were late last year (illness prevented her getting shots on time). I asked about the tooth while on the phone, they put me through to the doctor and he told me she needs to see a pediatric dentist, that maybe this is why her teeth are hurting so badly. Hubby had mentioned that maybe the tooth was trying to come out under one of her other teeth! Oh no!

Poor baby, why didn't I think of this sooner! Bad mommy...I know that's not really the case, but really, I feel like a bad mommy for not questioning this sooner! I honestly thought it was normal and that her pain was from her molars. Oh well, no time to sulk! I now have Hubby looking into our insurance (it's through his company) to see if pediatric dentistry is covered. I doubt it as I was told we won't need to see one until she's three so we problaby didn't include her. Oh no, this will probably be costly, but for my Baby Girl, I don't care what the expense, just take her pain away!

Have any of you toddler moms ever experienced a situation like this before? Am I needlessly worrying?

I hope all of you all are having a wonderful day! I'll let you know what I found out about Operating Tooth!



  1. We are currently going through this right now. I didn't sleep at all last week, because Little T is cutting a molar. It seemed to be coming in sort of sideways. We did tylenol, motrin, orajel and teething tablets. He seems to be doing a little better now. But it has been a long couple of weeks. I hope it breaks through soon. If not try the teething tablets. They seemed to really help. They are in the baby/teething section at the pharmacy.

    Good luck!

  2. Our dentist for the kids doesn't cost any more than our regular office visit. They just need to get an xray to see where her teeth are. It's pretty quick and painless.

    We don't have dental insurance and I don't think the cost of our visists are all that much. Not sure how that works where you are but I'm guessing it shouldn't be too bad.

    Maybe call around for quotes first. I'm guessing you will need xrays which are pretty standard.

    Good luck!!!

  3. poor baby. I am of no help here, my first born started teething at 4 mos!! He got his teeth way early. Good luck and keep us posted.

  4. I haven't but we started seeing a pediatric dentist when Myles was 2 years and 4 months. He actually goes tomorrow for his 6-month checkup. I don't believe you'll have an insurance issue, as my understanding is they are just like regular dentists and very commonly covered under most plans. Good luck w/ this and keep us posted. And don't feel bad; how are you to know this is a problem unless the pediatrician flagged it? We can only do our best and you seem to be doing a great job! :)

  5. Bless her little heart...I hope she's better now!