WARNING: GORY PICTURE BELOW!
Don't look if you're easily disgusted!
So it's not that bad (in my book), but just in case, I wanted you warned. Michael feel off his bike today, hit his handle bards, and put a tooth through his lip. I knew he was going to need an antibiotic, and because it was across the Vermilion Border, I knew he would need a stitch or two to prevent tissue disruption issues and a potential speech problem later.
I took him to our local Urgent Care, and the Nurse Practitioner would not stitch it. She said that lips are complicated, and she needed us to go to the ER to get it done right. (yes, they refunded our co-pay)
So off to the ER we went. Thankfully, Michael was a champ! He didn't even flinch when they put the needle in to numb the area, and he sat so still for the stitching. What a brave boy!
He is on a course of antibiotics, and the stitches will dissolve within 5 days.