OK so today is “beating myself up because I failed as a mum day”! And yes the dentist assured me that nothing I did would’ve prevented this prognosis but you know what it doesn’t help! I still feel terrible and I’m just hoping technology will help one day.
So Zoe’s been complaining about a sore tooth AGAIN! Took her to the dentist and her permanent teeth that comes out at around 6 is rotten – the two on her right hand side. They’re not even fully grown yet but the are already rotten – the dentist showed me and the tooth is completely hollow inside. So how did this happen – he says that she must’ve had a high fever whilst the teeth were developing and they got so badly damaged that they actually started to rot whilst in the jawbone. So now two of her permanent teeth that has to last her until she die has to be removed.
So now I started to think back to pinpoint the times she had fever and I can actually only remember her having high fevers twice. And now I’m thinking that maybe I should’ve left her a the day mother longer instead of sending her to the creche because she was sick for about 6 weeks after putting her in creche and that was the problem. Or I should’ve taken her to hospital sooner when she did develop a fever. Aaarrgggghhhh!!!!
I feel absolutely terrible, teeth can’t be replaced and she is now most probably going to be bound to a lifetime of troublesome teeth and sky high dentist bills. I really don’t want her to bear this cross. My mom has weak teeth and I’ve seen how she struggles and how much money she has to spend to have nice teeth.
So my hope is that sooner rather than later that they would be able to print a tooth on a 3D scanner and just pop it into Zoe’s mouth!
And then the dentist also warned me that we better start saving for her to have orthodontic work – her mouth is so small that she will have problems with all the big teeth. No surprises there – I went through the whole braces thing so I kind off expected it.
And now I’m going to leave and enjoy wallowing in my totally irrational guilt!