Originally Posted by wombatclay
I know... I've heard about really great ped dentists. But at least within a 3 hour drive from our home there are NO dentists that are "gentle". I mean, we've got a nice family dentist, but our 5yo dd1 ha eight cavities... and we cant find anyone who will treat her with the respect and gentle care we need. At least, no one within a days drive. I don't know what we'll do.
(like others in this thread, we have a genetic history of weak/soft teeth... so this is a topic close to my heart)
I'm really sorry to hear that. That's a bad situation.
We had a not very nice experience at the first ped dentist, who was the only one in our area at that time, but then a while later, a new ped dentist moved to town, and he's been great with DS.
I think if I were you, I'd still try to find a good dentist somewhere else and just make the long drive as little as possible/as often as necessary.
Have you checked in the "find your tribe" subforum whether someone in your area or within your driving range has a recommendation?