So DD 22 months has a lip tie and possibly posterior tongue tie. Her top four teeth are decaying away. The back sides are all brown and the fronts are rough and the bottoms of the two front teeth are chipping away.
She is still nursing at night and has always had a pretty poor latch... I think milk and food have been sitting on her top four teeth because of the lip tie and poor latch.
The dentist will use a laser to get rid of lip tie and tongue tie and then wants to fill in the cavities on the top four teeth with glass ionomer, which from my brief research may leach flouride (does, actually), aluminum, lead, arsenic, and formaldehyde! This kid doesn't even have a rubber duck because I don't allow PVC toys in our house.
He can do it with the Cloral Hydrate and Versed or without it. (Conscious sedation). I have to decide if we're going to do the sedation or not. I think the dentist will be able to do a better job if we sedate and he seems to have all the equipment and qualifications to sedate safely.
Once the teeth are so brown like that... is it too late to save them without fillings? I don't want her to lose her top teeth! He gave us MI paste to put on them for now and showed us how to brush them better.
I could use any advice you mamas have! This is making me so sad. ;(