As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Spencer fell out of bed on our Disney trip and really messed up his poor mouth. I’m obviously a magnet for mouth injuries – I had plenty as a kid, Spencer “busted his whole mouf open” about 2 years ago, and then Samantha tried to knock her teeth out just about a month ago. These mouth injuries better stop happening because I know my luck is running out!
As a reminder, Spencer fell out of bed and hit the bedside table with his mouth. His lips were busted, his front tooth was shifted back and bleeding…not good. I texted the dentist the next morning from Disney and got an antibiotic called in to start him on right away. Spencer forged ahead like a trooper but his mouth was sore and swollen. You can see here how swollen the entire right side of his face/mouth was…
and here you can kind of see in there how busted up his gums and teeth were.
Poor buddy. When we got back to Birmingham, I took him up to the dentist. Again, he was such a trooper. He wasn’t so sure about the x-rays…
but did what he was told!
The dentist said the X-rays all looked good. He said we got really lucky in how he hit – the front tooth did get pushed back out of alignment, but not so far back that it interferes with his bite. That means we can just leave it alone! Thanks goodness. So, now we just had to wait and see how his teeth would heal, whether or not they would turn gray, and if they would tighten back up.
He also said the worst part was going to be the ulcerated sores all in his mouth…he wasn’t kidding about that! I’ve never seen Spencer so pitiful and miserable as he was for the next 3 days. Those mouth sores were KILLER. He could barely talk. He didn’t want to eat or drink. I knew it was bad when he couldn’t even eat the chocolate ice cream he asked for! 🙁
It was no fun at all…for anyone! He kept wanting to look at his poor mouth…this picture makes me laugh because he was trying to get a photo of his mouth and you can see my face in the background just feeling all the hurt for him!
But, he healed up and we went back to the dentist for a follow-up this week…
The dentist said he looks great. The front tooth tightened back up and isn’t discolored (though there’s still a slight chance but I’m thinking we’re in the clear!). I can’t believe we’ve managed to escape the dreaded gray tooth again!! Hooray!!
Here’s hoping for NO MORE MOUTH TRAUMA DRAMA in this house!!