The Dentist Aftermath

Took Little Man to the dentist three days ago to have some work done that required laughing gas. After initial terror at the thought of having to be gassed, (see my previous post: https://mariner2mother.wordpress.com/2012/07/28/when-emotions-run-high/) Little Man calmed down when the reality was explained by his dentist.

Things didn’t start well by having us wait an extra half hour in a crowded waiting room. And seeing the same dental assistant didn’t thrill me either. But, in we went at last. And the dentist went to work. The first part of the work didn’t require laughing gas, so Little Man just layed there and tolerated what was being done.

Finally, the moment for the gas came. Little Man was a little bit nervous, but allowed them to put the rubber gas dispenser over his nose. Once he took a few breaths, he was just fine. In fact, when the dentist had to take a short break to go tend to another patient, Little Man talked about how he felt like he could fly. Here’s a short video

The rest of the visit went pretty well. When all the Novocaine and gas wore off… well, let’s just say that it’s an adjustment to wear a spacer in your mouth, not unlike having braces tightened (in addition to having had a tooth pulled, wearing a spacer puts pressure on other teeth). Putting the ibuprofen to him has helped. And now that it’s been a few days, this kiddo with sensory challenges is actually adjusting.

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About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a very spirited 14 year old son, and a former merchant ship's deck officer. To feed my creative side I take photos and make a very occasional batch of soap. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family.
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2 Responses to The Dentist Aftermath

  1. What a trooper! I loved the video, so funny. I’ll have to go back and read the post I missed now.

    Christian is getting fitted for a spacer too! Just this week he had those little blue expanders put on his back teeth and then they’ll fit him with the metal ones and THEN get a mold for the spacer in October. Yikes! He has had his expanders put it for two days and he says he’s already feeling aches.

  2. I have only 2 things to say: ibuprofen and Tylenol.

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