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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day at the Dentist

Poor Scarlett has inherited my teeth, I'm afraid. Despite brushing, flossing, and using fluoride rinse, she still had three cavities at her hast check up. The dentist recommended we use conscious sedation so that Scarlett would be more comfortable. At first I thought "fine, no biggie." Then I got the written instructions. No food/drink after midnight the night before...if they want to take a nap when they get home, check on them every 10 minutes for normal signs of breathing...etc. Ummmm, I became a nervous wreck pretty quickly!

My sister in law who is a dentist reassured me, our dentist reassured me, and Brody volunteered to take her since I was liable to make Scarlett nervous! He was great to send me pictures of most of the process. First, she had to drink some "yucky" stuff. Then she got to play video games for about 30 minutes while it started working. Then they took her back and gave her the gas works with the liquid medicine to relax her.

 And after about 15 minutes the whole thing was over! She did a great job :)

She looks like a whoville person here. haha. She says she was looking at the fish on the ceiling.

This part was a cream! As soon as the dental work was over they let her watch a movie, "wake up" a little more and have a treat since she didn't get to eat breakfast that morning. 

After the dentist, Brody dropped her off and I took her to get a prize. Hard to beat a new set of Legos! Because of the sedation, she was not allowed to go to school that day, but she really wasn't tired or anything so it was kind of a fun day of just the two of us. (Clark was at school that day)

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