- Forum: Special Needs Parenting
Another view: After doing a bit of research, I was more concerned about effects of anesthesia. When ds had fillings (about age 5 or 6), we decided (against dentist's recommendation) to have him put on a papose board (restrained). I sat on him and lovingly held his head. The procedures took about 5 - 10 minutes. He was not traumatized and calmed down instantly as soon as the procedure was over. I know this would not work for all kids. Just sharing another view.