Running Around Again

Owen had two baby teeth, one on each side on the top, that should have been pushed out by the adult teeth but were instead clinging in and pushing his adult teeth out of line. So today the dentist pulled them. Owen appeared quite calm and replied that he wasn’t nervous when asked by the dentist. He was quite brave throughout the procedure. The dentist gave Owen laughing gas, then needles into the gum by each tooth to be pulled and into his soft palette. The one into his palette hurt. Once the freezing took hold the two teeth were pulled in a matter of a few seconds. Gauze was popped in and the gas turned off. Once the freezing wore off a couple of hours later he was just fine.

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This was Owen’s second encounter with tooth pulling. A few years ago a baby tooth that had been filled developed an abscess. The options were leave it and treat with antibiotics (possibly repeatedly), a root canal (with a 50% chance of working) or an extraction. Since it was a baby tooth we decided on the extraction. The dentist asked me not to tell Owen that the tooth was to be pulled but that we had to come back for another check. He followed the same procedure: laughing gas, freezing and pulling. As we left the office I asked Owen if he realized what had just happened. He didn’t. Until he looked in the mirror he didn’t believe me that the tooth had been pulled.

Next we returned home so Owen could eat breakfast. He hadn’t been allowed to eat before the appointment. Then we headed down to Mississauga to have lunch with my dad and his girlfriend at Panera Bread.

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Owen just had a cinnamon roll since he had eaten a big breakfast just before leaving home. I had the Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad. It was delicious.

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Then we went to Tech City, a store where we sourced a set of headphones used at the Art Gallery of Ontario, that Owen used and liked. Turned out the store wasn’t officially open yet but the proprietor dug through a box and found what Owen was looking for.

We went home for coffee for me and then it was time to do some back-to-school shoe shopping for Megan and Alun. They each chose hi-top Converse, but the Brampton store had Megan’s size and colour choice but not Alun’s.

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So after dinner we headed to Mississauga to get the red ones Alun wanted. On the way home we stopped at Menchie’s frozen yogurt. Megan and I had never been there before. I didn’t realize it was a serve yourself place. They only had one size of serving cup and it was huge. It was priced at $2.19/100 grams. It would be really easy to spend a fortune. It was alright, but I prefer Marble Slab.

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About Lisa Stokes

I am a stay-at-home mother of four whose hobbies include photography, quilting and cycling. I have recently started to advocate for better cycling infrastructure in my community. I am photographer and librarian at the Brampton Quilters' Guild. I build and maintain a community ice rink in my local park.
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