Well... you can start calling some offices to find the best dentist in your area... maybe ask other mdc moms from SC if they know anybody... or ask at LLL (LLL can't give recommendations, but individuals can
)... so that when he's on your plan, you can take him to a person who can be trusted with him....
With the note that most hmo's don't cover pediatric dentists without a referral. If you find a general dentist who is cool, great (you can always fly to FLA and see smilemomma LOL). But if you choose a ped dentist, I would probably consider shelling out the $60 or whatever for an exam yourself. It'd be a small price to pay for avoiding a possible lifelong trauma.
BTW if this spot is a cavity, it can get bigger fairly quickly. Not always, and not to scare you, but a lot of posts here have had stories that went from minor to bad within a couple of months. Which could be the difference between a very quick filling or a 45-min capping treatment. Also, once a tooth has bacteria in it, it can spread to other teeth easier. If I were in your shoes (and you're probably happy that I'm not, 'cause I would stretch them pretty bad with my size 11 feet
), I'd probably wait 2 months at the most, even if it's just for your own peace of mind
I don't mean to scare you, but I'd rather scare you than read about your ds needing multiple caps in 4 months
please smilemomma, feel free to edit this post to make it sound less forbidding. I just so much want to help spare everybody a bad experience that I get all gloomy
Great assistant I am