Split Lip Sierra Visits Urgent Care

Tonight while examining the inside of Sierra’s lip I noticed a big rip/hole near her gums that I hadn’t seen before. It didn’t look like it was infected yet or anything but I was worried about keeping it clean and if it needed some sutures (it’s kinda big, like the size of a pea) so I decided to take her to the doctor.

Being Saturday we had to go to the urgent care, of course.

Before heading to the urgent care I took a few pictures of Sierra just for her when she’s older. Don’t most kids get a kick out of their “battle wound” photos? lol

She had a lot of fun at the doctor’s office. We sang songs and told each other stories.

And she got to play with Payson’s Finding Nemo toy. Best dollar I’ve ever spent!

The nurse cleaned Sierra’s mouth very well and very gently. The doctor showed me how to keep it clean and told me that she didn’t need stitches or that medical glue stuff because of where it is in her mouth. It’s actually in a really “good” spot for healing. It’s tucked away and food doesn’t get there easily.
So Miss Sierra is well on her way to a healthy mouth 🙂

5 thoughts on “Split Lip Sierra Visits Urgent Care

  • I've heard that the mouth is one of the fastest places that heals! My son had an incident with our dog and got bit under the tongue, and we thought for sure he would need stitches. The ER dr. said we didn't need them and we went to the oral surgeon the next day for a followup. I was VERY impressed with how well the healing process had started with just a matter of 12 hours! It seriously looked like it had been 4 days! So I hope she has a speedy recovery as well. 🙂

  • So glad that nothing serious is required. Thank you for all the nice comments on my blog. I've been feeling pretty lonely over there. I get visits just no comments. I know…everyone is busy. I'll do a post soon to answer some of your questions. Thanks again.

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