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We live in Corvallis. We've been to the Albany Pediatric Dentist (Dr James Ford).<br><br>
I'm looking for a second opinion. Is there somewhere in Eugene (or Salem, or Portland?)?<br><br>
Basically my 5 year old needs crowns! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> They want to take him to Eugene McKenzie surgery center and put him under. Knowing his personality, I think this is likely the best choice for him (not an easy choice), oposed to him sitting with his mouth open for an hour knowing what's going on. However, they will only use completely silver stainless steel crowns. These would be on his 12 year molars. 7 years of silver. Yikes. So, I want to first of all find a second opinion to see if the dental evaluation is consistent before doing this to him. Also, see if there's a better porcelin crown he can have put on. Thirdly, make sure that we're all comfortable with our dentist/decision before it all takes place. This is a huge process and I don't want to regret anything later.<br><br>
I don't understand why his molars are in such poor shape. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I feel like the worst mama ever. I broke down crying at the office. My poor baby.<br><br>
Anyways, any suggestions would be great. I want to get him treated before he gets in pain or an infection.
 

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I go to Dr. Frick in Gresham. My dd was just there for a cleaning (her first visit) but they were very gentle. I don't know what kind of second opinion you would get, but hopefully he might help.<br><br>
Good luck
 
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