Thursday, November 02, 2006

Out with the old, In with the new

Coming up on two years since Ethan lost his first tooth, the replacement is just now coming in. That's what happens when you knock them out - they don't come in until they would have naturally. I was looking forward to my son having a full mouth of teeth again (although the other top one is still missing, has been for 18 months) but last night at dinner he held out his hand with a tooth in it and grinned a bloody grin. Now it will be a contest to see if that top tooth can get all the way in before this new bottom one does.


chinatammy said...

Abby chipped her tooth about a month and a half ago - one of the front ones and they said that it would possibly turn dark grey or a deep yellow color and be like that until she loses it between 7-9 years old. I thought of you guys because I remember when Ethan knocked it out. I can't believe that his is coming in already!!! WOW! Time flies by! Her tooth has not turned colors yet - just a chip so far. :)

Gina Marie said...

Ethan knocked his first one on the ground when he was about 3 1/2. It took about 2 months to turn gray. It got an abcess above it and he had to have a root canal. The dentist said that would save the tooth for 6-12 months. It got knocked out completely about 10 months later.