Archive for August 9th, 2009

Pierce County Fair

So while I was having all the fun of the broken tooth, I still had to do everything else scheduled for Saturday.  First was Lilia’s swim class and Carys’ first gymnastics class.  Lilia’s class was parent/child and I was the designated parent.  So I went swimming with her, which was a lot of fun, even with a giant hole in my tooth.  Amy went with Carys and watched her class and I was told Carys had lots of fun.

After we got back from the YMCA, we headed to the Pierce County Fair at Frontier Park.  The Pierce County Fair is lots of fun, as it is a small fair, and the fairgrounds are set in trees.  I dropped off Amy and the kids at the fair, then ran across the street to my conveniently located dentist for my temporary filling.  When I got back I was so happy to eat that I didn’t even pay attention to most of the Fair.

After lunch Carys gave me the ground tour of the rides and wanted to go in the jungle gym.  Which she did, 5 times.  In between trips to the jungle gym (complete with ball pit), we did manage to see most of the animals and exhibits.  Lilia spent most of the time in the stroller as she is still too little to go on the rides.  Poor Lilia.

Dentristry Again

So there I was yesterday morning minding my own business eating my Raisin Bran, when a large part of one of my lower left molars breaks off.  I found myself on a Saturday morning with a quarter of a tooth missing and having to schedule some emergency dental work.  I did make it in to the Dentist, and they put in a temporary filling, but I am going to have to have a crown.  And then I will have to have another crown on the same tooth on the right side.

You see, when my permanent teeth came in several of them were improperly formed with some rather large holes and cracks in them.  My pediatric dentist filled them all with silver fillings – top of the line technology at the time.  The problem with silver fillings is that they slowly cause the teeth to fracture because the fillings expand and contract at  a different rate from the tooth.  So two of my teeth are full of cracks now and have to have the old fillings removed, and crowns put on.  Hopefully the other teeth with silver fillings will hold out longer.