Last week, my son was riding his bike down the cul-de-sac in our neighborhood. He is new to riding his bike. We started him off with training wheels, but he did not like them. He actually removed them on his own so he could ‘ride his bike honestly.’ Unfortunately, he removed them without our supervision, and ended up getting in a bicycle accident. When he fell, he was wearing his helmet, which avoided him any major injury. Sadly, his teeth were not so lucky. He broke two of his teeth on the ground when he fell off of his bike. It was not a pretty sight.
When I heard him running to the house, I came outside to check on him. The amount of blood was pretty unbelievable. He was covering his mouth, his hands and shirt covered in blood. He was essentially screaming for dear life while running with his mouth covered. I knew this was going to take a serious dentist, and maybe even some high quality periodontal care. Denver is the city that we live in, so I knew there would be hundreds of emergency dental care and periodontal care offices in the city.
How could I choose the one of the more trustworthy periodontists in Denver on such short notice? I used the internet and had a lot of luck. Google reviews proved exceptionally useful in my quest, especially considering my child was screaming and bleeding while I was searching. I felt like we would be able to get him the care he needed within a reasonable amount of time.
The drive to the emergency dental care center took much longer than anticipated. It may have been our child’s screaming in the car, or my husband’s desire to keep the blood from ruining the interior of the new car, but it just seemed terrible.
Once we finally reached the periodontist’s office we had driven clear across the city with a bleeding, screaming child in the car. That was the worst of it, thank the stars. Once we got into the office, the periodontist’s assistants rushed to our aide. We immediately realized we had come to the right place. It was an emergency center in a periodontal care office in Denver. They performed both periodontal and dental care services for patients, and anything they could not handle, they had recommendations for. Thankfully, my son’s accident was well within their range of expertise.
The dental care assistants and periodontist all came out to tell us that our son performed well despite the injury he suffered. He was going to need two front teeth . . . a cliche that we could live with. It was not a big deal that we were going to have to pay for the new teeth, we were just happy he was not going to have any permanent scars from the experience. Of course, he would remember it for the rest of his life, as we had no intention of letting him forget how ridiculous his behavior was on the way to the periodontist’s office.