He was a real trooper. Our dentist said he's a very good patient ~ better than many adults. We've been blessed with a good dentist, but also with kids who aren't afraid to go and know that it's important.
His appointment was at 11:30, we were home by 1:00. His mouth was bleeding and numb, of course, so he didn't feel like eating anything. I had to help him take a drink of water! And even with my help, it still dribbled down his chin. He started feeling a little more normal later in the afternoon and finally ate around 4:00. Mashed potatoes and a bowl of ice cream! Then, he crashed.
While his lips were numb, he accidentally bit his lower lip. It ended up swelling a bit, which was quite uncomfortable for a few days. But overall, it wasn't a bad experience.
Here he is a few days later, all smiles. You can't really see the holes that were left in this picture,
but I spared you the gross one.