Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Anyone used a Pediatric Dentist?
After multiple tries taking Mason to the dentist, we actually succeeded with some kind of an exam today. My SIL is our hygienist, so she was able to do a "play appointment" then check his teeth as much as he would allow. For anyone that knows me, I'm a worrier over my kids teeth because I feel like it is my fault if they get cavities. Well......she said it looks like Mason has two cavities and we need to go to a pediatric dentist to have them taken care of. This is one of my fears because I am totally afraid of having my kids sedated, but I know there is no way at all that a dentist could actually work in his mouth with him awake and kicking. So......I guess I need some moral support. Have any of you been to a pediatric dentist? If so, what is it like and who did you go to? Do they use IVs to sedate them? How do they keep the kids from pulling it out, cuz Mason will definately pull it out. He can't even handle a sticker on his hand so I know there is no way he'll do an IV. Even if you haven't been to a pediatric dentist, I know some of you have had your kids sedated before. So...what was it like? How did they do it? What can you tell me to prepare myself for this? I am just so afraid of something going wrong with a sedation. I'm all yours---impart your words of wisdom! Thanks!