Monday, January 27, 2014

Attack of the sugar bugs!!!

Back to the dentist we go...

Mason told Kristy one morning that his teeth hurt, she texted me and I called the dentist.  They gave me two options either we could come in at 1020 that day or wait until march... Hmmm tough choice!

I took all 3 of the boys with me (I was nervous, if all 3 melted I was going to need the gas not Mase).  We got to the office right on time, which was a miracle in and of itself.  We walked in and Max was snoring in his car seat.

FYI... Baby snores are the best, much better than adult snores!

Miles and Mason headed straight for the toy wall and I got us checked in.  Poor Mason only got to play with the toys for a few minutes and we were all headed back to the procedure room.  Mason jumped in the chair and talked the poor assistant's ear off.  She got him started on the gas and he relaxed so quickly (i would really like some for at home)

The dentist came in and talked to mason about the sugar bugs eating his teeth and how he needed to put the bugs to sleep so he could get rid of them. 

Mason has a huge fear of needles and I really contemplated sedation so as not to upset him and cause complications.  In the end I thought trying the gas would be worth the risk (not to mention the affordability).  This pic is of him getting the shots, he didn't even flinch.  He didn't know it was coming either!  

Once his mouth started to sleep he asked me to take Miles back to the toys so he and Max didn't accidentally wake up the sleeping sugar bugs.  I was heart broken and proud at the same time, he does need me but maybe he should.  I kissed his head and whispered "luv ya" and he shhhed me out the door.  

This was during the "shot"!  I was so nervous and he was too busy telling stories

He was done so quick and was a great little patient



The kids all get a token to take to the prize machine!  This is everyone's favorite  part!

Mason ended up with a Crown and a filling.  He now has a shiny tooth like daddy which he loves looking at in the mirror.  He also has a healthy obsession with sugar bugs, one we discuss anytime anyone is eating anything within sight of Mason.  

Life is as always so darn good!

1 comment:

Jairo Chavez said...

Your Mason is a big boy now! You should be proud that he could deal with the dentist on his own. I also liked how the dentist stealthily did the shot. Mason must had been quite surprised! It removes the build-up which could've led into anxiousness and tears. Seeing your kids grow up can be bittersweet, but it's all for the best. Take care!

Jairo Chavez @ Spring Branch Dental