Ben was a little clingy and a little gaggy through the check-in, consultation and x-rays, and I got really anxious about how things were going to go. But the surgeon and his staff were wonderful with Ben, and I was able to slip out with the promise of nitrous oxide (laughing gas.) A half-hour later, we were on our way home.
He is still a little swollen and sore, taking pain meds and eating soft foods tonight, but I expect a quick recovery. This poor kid and his mouth!