Hey all, new to this board. We found in the past few months that 5yo DS has 4 cavities. They started with one cavity on each side on a molar and the molars touch the next one in line so cavities have started there too. So 2 have become 4.
We tried to get them filled a month or two after finding this out...we were called in for a cancellation appointment in the late afternoon and he was tired and wouldn't let him put the "raincoat" in his mouth so we trashed that visit.
Our second visit was last week. It was a morning visit, after a long wait in the waiting room. Also, we'd had 2 different houseguests in 2 weeks so he was little off kilter from the disruptions at home. The doc tried to hold his mouth open with a tool and DS kept pushing it out with his tongue.
So, now the doc won't do any more regular visits to get these cavities and says it's IV sedation or nothing. And he's the dentist in town everyone refers to.
Our problem isn't necessarilly the sedation (though it makes me nervous) but instead of a $200 problem it's now a $1200 problem and we can't afford that!
I'm at a loss as to what to do. I feel like a horrible mother for all this mess I feel I've gotten my son into and the fact that I can't just pull the money out of my pocket to get it fixed.
They talked about some medical credit card thing we could try and get so we could pay it off over time, but we'd be paying on it for a long time!
I sure could use some advice here.