Hi all, Reaching out today because I'm having a bit of a sad day. My 13-year-old was injured in a hockey accident about 6 weeks ago. He badly damaged three of his natural teeth (in the front) and we found out today that 2 will likely not be salvageable. He will need to wear some kind of bridge until he has finished growing at around 20 or so, at which time he might be able to get implants.. Up until this point, I thought the teeth would heal, so I'm very disappointed. This will affect his appearance and he now has to spend a lot of time at the dentist's office. The good news is that his spirits are good. My husband and I give him plenty of support and opportunities to express his sadness and his anger about the whole thing. Plus the fact that his altered appearance has not undermined his confidence in the least makes me feel so incredibly happy, despite my current disappointment. I realized today that I've tms symptoms ever since the incident (yeah for me for noticing that only now). I had been enjoying long pain-free stretches before that. This relapse comes as no surprise to me. Ever since he was born I have had major existential anxiety about something happening to me. My tms actually started when he was 3. I don't know how other moms do it? Do you not have this fear? Do you put it out of your minds? This situation has actually brought to light something really important, but I'm not sure what to do with it.