Originally Posted by dman
Last week, my dad somehow got it into his head to put my 9 year old daughter on his Yamaha motor scooter by herself, without a helmet unbeknownst to me. Long story short, she went face first over the handlebars into a cable box in his front yard. The area where her bottom gums attach to her bottom lip were ripped apart on the inside and she now has 13 stitches in her gums.
I love my dad greatly, but if my mom hadn't been there to keep me away from him it would have been ugly.
Hope your daughter is getting a lot of ice cream to help with the pain.
There's nothing worse than a mouth injury, which reminds me of another ouch- knocked out my front teeth when a bunch of neighbor kids slid down the ice covered driveway up the street and took my legs out from under me, knocking me down, face first. My mouth was a mess to say the least.
I was seven and had probably only had those teeth for a year.