Saturday, September 19, 2009

First tooth lost...truly LOST!

 

At a ripe old age of 7 years and 12 days, Sean lost his first baby tooth today. I knew there was one permanent tooth growing behind a milk tooth, I didn't realise till the other milk tooth dropped off that the other permanent tooth was also out. This (teeth growing behind milk teeth) never happened with Brian :(

And we don't even get to keep the first lost tooth cos we don't know where it is. We think he swallowed it while having lunch. He only realised his tooth was no longer there when I checked it in the afternoon, even then, he insisted it hadn't dropped off!

So with no physical tooth around, should the Tooth Fairy visit or not? :)

14 comments:

monlim said...

Tell Sean the special tooth fairy pays up in SuperBrie :)

Aiyoh, looks like he's exactly like Andre, will need braces too! You started saving yet?

Lilian said...

haha...okay, SuperBrie it is then, since I've already paid for that!

Braces...:( I think I start praying for miracle lah...

clarabella said...

No worries if he swallowed the tooth, hee. I did that as a kid! I remember chewing and chewing and chewing something that just wouldn't break up. When I spit it out in exasperation, lo and behold, it was a little pearlie.

Lilian said...

At least you know how to spit out! Brian has also swallowed at least 2 of his teeth, but not his FIRST one.

Alcovelet said...

Ooch! But at least he didn't choke on it!

Strange your dentist didn't insist on pulling the first tooth (the milk identified earlier with the permanent growing from behind) out. RK's dentist did - she says it will allow the permanent to slowly drop downwards into place. Although of course, crooked is still crooked. :((

Lilian said...

Yalah, I don't know why but he's not an advocate of milk tooth-pulling.

When I emailed him about this, he said, "best to leave alone. just get him to shake the baby tooth till it drops out on its own. the new tooth will move into place automatically."

Elan said...

Dear Lillian,
My dentist hubby says your dentist is right.This is what he always tells anxious mummies "Before God invented dentists, the milk tooth would fall out on its own and the permanent tooth will move into position as the jaw expands when it grows."
Of course it is crooked now, God designed the tooth to be in a much bigger jaw in the future. Most will just grow nice and straight with the jaw growth.
He may not necessarily need braces, it is too early to tell.
I say, " Just save up for braces anyway, then when Sean doesn't need braces, you get a nice diamond ring lor!" ;-)

elan

Lilian said...

Oh thank you Elan! I was beginning to worry a bit after googling and finding a site that says the milk teeth should be pulled out. Brian's teeth were never extracted either, and they are finally 'falling' into place now.

Thank your hubby for me too :) Sean's dentist took an x-ray of his teeth and says 99% will need braces, but I'm still praying for a miracle...diamond ring is a bonus! He was very sure Brian wouldn't need braces even though so many peoople, including my mum, were saying he would need braces for his crooked front bunny teeth. We'll see in 5 years if he's right about Sean as well, hope not!

Alcovelet said...

Tks Elan, I'm benefitting from this as well.

In my son's case, the dentist said his tooth was stuck cos it was still very firm - i think the root somehow got trapped with the new one. She rocked it and rocked till it popped out. Took quite a while even though it was loose for half a year!

Anonymous said...

Gosh...wonder if it will come out as it is in his stools since it cannot be digested... It may sound gross but I suppose that is the next best option to get to keep his first tooth for the Tooth Fairy to visit!!! :P

qx

Lilian said...

No way am I that desperate for his first front tooth. Forget it already lah.

Anonymous said...

Two days ago, T was eating her french fries away when she suddenly frown and trying to take out something from her mouth that was full of mushy fries....it was her top front tooht...LOL.

My dentist said the same thing too. He refused to take out both my kids milk teeth. He told them to use their hands to give their wiggerly tooth a number of shake every morning to loosen it.

Chris

Lilian said...

Good thing she realised it and will now get to keep her first lost tooth for remembrance :)

Hsien said...

Thanks for posting this. All the comments are really helpful too. Stephen's second adult tooth is starting to grow in before the milk tooth is out. It's already rocky though so I will have to remind him to rock away!