Just what I need. More dental problems.
For those that don’t know, Lucy is still using a pacifier. I have tried and tried and tried to get rid of this silly thing, but if she doesn’t have it, she doesn’t sleep. At all.
Well, Lucy and I were making funny faces yesterday, and I noticed that she cannot put her top and bottom teeth together. Her canine teeth hit each other, and it leaves a huge space between her front top and bottom front teeth. How I never noticed this before, I have no idea.
I’m not sure how urgent this is. I don’t know if it justifies calling the doctor and scheduling an appointment, or if I should call the pediatric dentist and see if they’ll let me bring her in, even though she’s not 3.
I feel like such a horrible mother. I should have broken her from this pacifier ages ago – just like I did with all my other kids. Now I’m reaping the consequences, and unfortunately those consequences are affecting Lulu’s mouth.
Does anyone have any been-there-done-that advice? I’ve tried forcing her to go for days without her paci, but she absolutely will not sleep and is a beast. What do I do?