|Ack, I didn't mean you!! I meant dentists who didn't treat advanced decay!
Thank you so much nancy926 for your explanation. I appreciate the clarification
|Plus they were going to use a papoose board. Dentist #2 said she stopped treating children that way because she felt like it was just too traumatic for them
I was kinda happy to read in some literature that we received today, that the dentist my son will see in March (she's on maternity leave now, and he's OK, and there isn't anyone else.....so we are waiting) doesn't use restraints of any kind either. I guess that it made me feel a bit better in that they are trying to do the best they can to do this work in the least restrictive way possible.
|I do think processed junk food is that bad for us. They find trans-fats in the milk of mothers who eat them and we all know how bad those are for us. God only knows what other crud that we eat passes through our milk. DD's dentist also said that toxins in the environment and poor diet can make our milk more acidic, which can have negative effects on the teeth. (She's a really pro-extended nursing dentist who is just finishing her PhD in holistic nutrition.)
I hadn't really thought of this angle as to why my boys have had such different experiences with the strength (or lack there of) of their teeth. But, my diet was much better with my first (he was so sensitive to sugar, it would keep him up all night if I just had a bit of chocolate, and he was a horrid sleeper as it was). With my second, all bets were off. He wasn't sensitive to anything, and chocolate is my best friend when it comes to a hair raising day with my boys.
I imagine my diet consisted of much more sugars with my second than my first, thereby making my milk much more sugary with #2 than with #1.
The thing I had been thinking is that I just didn't brush #2's teeth as well, he is so much more willful than #1....so it is probably both these things, along with genetics (Dh and his sis have really soft teeth that decay easily) and whatever else
that has created these issues
|I just don't know what to do. Typing this out I am leaning towards the restraint board because with that option I can be there with him and the situation does not have the scary possible complications of GA... I just don't know. And I would welcome any friendly and respectful input/discussion
PhoebeBeeBerBee....I just wanted to offer
s. It really isn't anything to pick from is it! Either option sucks.
For us, we're opting for the most minimal sedation he can have, simply because when I have been sedated for dental work (I had to have a surgical root canal, wisdom teeth out, etc) it was done and over with and I didn't even remember what happened. Sure there was some pain afterward, but I HATE having them poke around in there, looking over you, that sound of the drill and their other tools.....I just can't stand it.
I can't imagine strapping him down, he is so willful (mine is 31 mo), and I think the resulting trauma has the potential to rule out dental visits for quite a long time in his mind....and if he has crappy teeth, I imagine he is going to need to make peace with the dentist unfortunately
That said, using anesthesia (sp?) of any kind on him makes me sooooo nervous. i haven't read anything on it, and don't really want to, but probably should.....can you guys share what you have been looking at?
s again to all us mammas making these hard decisions.