He's had a tooth that has been bothering him on and off for two years. He has had appointments in the past to get the tooth removed, but he always ended up canceling--either it stopped bothering him or he felt we didn't really have the money (the surgeon requires full payment at time of service, unlike our dentist who will let us make payments). Last week, he woke up in alot of pain. His whole face was swollen from the abcess. He was able to get in this morning and have the tooth surgically removed. It took less than 5 minutes, and he didn't feel a thing.
The most painful part was paying the $260 :)
Now, he's at home recouperating with a prescription for the pain and a prescription for the infection. I haven't had oral surgery in years, and I'm happy my teeth are in pretty good shape right now. We're making it a priority to make sure our little one brushes his teeth and gets cleanings regularly!