Ok, so last week KK and Zero bonked heads. G, KK, and Zero were playing in the boys room and somehow they bonked heads...I'm not sure how they did it but KK's mouth got the majority of the injury. He was bleeding and crying, "Zero broke my tooth!" I asked what happened and G tried to explain but I was just paying more attention to KK. He was crying so hard that he would kind of spit blood all over my face because he was bleeding pretty bad.
I carried him to the sink and rinsed out his mouth...his left top front tooth was pushed back just a bit. It was very tender and honestly he just wanted me to hold him so I just sat on my bed and held him until he fell asleep. The next morning it was still tender and he wanted only soft foods. I didn't really think anything about it.
Yesterday KK was crying about going to bed (he didn't want to) and when he opened his mouth I thought that the tooth he hit last week looked a slightly different shade than the rest of his teeth. I told him to come to me...but he was mad about going to bed that he didn't move, just kept crying. So I picked him up and carried him to more light and I think his tooth is turning darker. This worried me very much...I feel like a horrible mom for not taking him to the dentisit after the incident. Mr H. didn't really see a difference of color. I called his dental insurance anyway and they said, "We're sorry, the Subscriber information entered does not match our records." I've been trying all morning...they don't have any real people I can talk to. I called X and told him to look into this because KK needs to see a dentist and it's going to cost money that we don't have. It sucks not having insurance (medical or dental). I feel like a lousy mom.
I understand that this is only his baby tooth and it will fall out later, but I don't want KK to have a dark tooth, or a rotten tooth, or whatever is happening. Maybe I'm just going crazy and "think" I see something which might not be anything at all? I don't know. I just want KK's teeth to be ok. I have a really hard time dealing with mouth issues because of my injury I had when I was 5. I fell out of a 1st story window face first into a cement patio and broke my upper palate (roof of my mouth) and pushed my teeth back at a 90 degree angle. Man, I just don't want KK to have a darkened tooth or to have the dentist pull it out.
This Site talks about trauma can lead to discoloration of teeth. And the more I google this the more it puts me into panic mode. Although this site gives me a little more peace about it.
My parents have a dentist and they are going to bring KK Monday or Tuesday and Mr H. and I will pay them back as we can. I really do feel like an aweful mother. I just hope and pray that everything will be fine for KK and that his tooth stops darkening and that they don't have to pull it out. Please keep KK in your prayers...thanks