My DS has a couple cavities. A big cavity has to be worked on this next Mon and I am concerned because he is EXTREMELY anxious and scared. We had to get an x ray a few days ago and he was terrified and almost could not do it.
The dentist is concerned he might not be able to do the work with him being so scared and suggested we go to a specialist and possibly get general anesthesia.
We definitely do not want to do that if at all possible because that comes with more risks, etc.
We have been talking to him and preparing him and explaining what will happen and acknowledging that it will be scary, etc...but that he can do it and he will be ok.
Any ideas on what else we can do to prepare him and also to support him during the process?
Also, I tend to get a bit anxious myself and my husband and I thought it might be best if he goes alone with him. My DH is amazingly calm in situations like this and although I try hard to reassure my son and act calmly, he might be feeling my own anxiety. I feel it makes sense but I also don't want him to feel unsupported by me :(
Any suggestions would be great!