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user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
22nd Apr '13

As a mom who has had to sedate her infant/toddler more times then I could remember....I find no worry in sedation




With that said, I would not sedate my kid for the dentist, it sucks, but we got to teach them to go through with it, it will benefit them in the long run :)

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 4 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8193 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MzDENISE:</b>" and another question, did you go with silver or composite fillings?? "</blockquote>




They say do silver since the teeth just fall out but luckily we have good coverage so are doing the fillings you can't really see

Momma Rawks 1 child; Iowa 7176 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting MzDENISE:" My SO is leaning towards having him sedated because of the horrible memories he has from his childhood of the dentist. "


I liked my childhood dentist, in fact that's who my son sees, haha. I just hated sitting there with my mouth open while they tugged and pulled and did whatever it is they did in my mouth. It was uncomfortable and kind of scary. My son does awesome during dentist visits and actually really enjoys them. But procedures that go further than just cleaning/polishing and x-rays scare me!

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 4 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8193 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" As a mom who has had to sedate her infant/toddler more times then I could remember....I find no worry ... [snip!] ... my kid for the dentist, it sucks, but we got to teach them to go through with it, it will benefit them in the long run :)"</blockquote>




I would never force my son to be awake while he is crying and literally scared to death shaking while having it done and pretty much tell him to suck it up

Shannon +4 Due February 22 (boy); 4 kids; Beaumont, Alberta 8193 posts
22nd Apr '13

OP you could always go and try it with him awake and if he can handle it awesome if not put him under.

[♥]Mrs. Taylor 18 kids; Texas 12250 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MzDENISE:</b>" and another question, did you go with silver or composite fillings?? "</blockquote>




Dds are composite.

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15493 posts
22nd Apr '13

Thank you everyone for your comments. It gives me a better perspective to see what other moms have done for their kids and why.

Punk Rock Princess {EBFT} 3 kids; Killeen, Texas 26899 posts
22nd Apr '13

My son needed caps on his front teeth due to antibiotic damage. They did it at the children's hospital under sedation. In fact they gave him an oral sedative, then laughing gas once in the OR, then IV sedation. His are stainless steel on the back and the front is some kind of white enamel so it doesn't look like he has caps.

user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting Married with children AIO:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:</b>" As a mom who has had to sedate her ... [snip!] ... be awake while he is crying and literally scared to death shaking while having it done and pretty much tell him to suck it up"


Thats good for you. My son has gone through alot and I dont want to build his fears, I want to strengthen him. To each their own, right?

shape0fmyheart 3 kids; Pennsylvania 911 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MzDENISE:</b>" and another question, did you go with silver or composite fillings?? "</blockquote>



Did they give you the option for silver? Every dentist I've been to around here in the past few years has only done composite even though insurance pays way less for them, because they said silver has been banned due to mercury.

MzDENISE 1 child; California 15493 posts
22nd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting shape0fmyheart:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting MzDENISE:</b>" and another question, did you go with silver ... [snip!] ... has only done composite even though insurance pays way less for them, because they said silver has been banned due to mercury."</blockquote>




They offered both, silver and composite.
This was the child specialist

Amanda Contento Florida 2300 posts
13th Jun '13

my daughter is 8 and had a tooth pulled, they did gas and sneaked the needle so she didn't feel it and watched a Cinderella movie. She did that when she was 6 or 7. It all depends on how comfortable your child is with the dentist. If he totally freaks out when he gets there on a regular basis it's good to put him under but if he sits still and is calm then try the gas and numbing the mouth