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Hi,<br>
I am in PA and have had nothing but difficult experiences with dentists for my children.<br>
I cannot, for the life of me, seem to find a dentist that does not have a problem with me staying with my sons during their exams and treatment.<br>
If I can be with my children during a doctors appt, why not the dentist?<br>
When my older son was 4, he had tooth decay in 4 teeth. The dentist INSISTED that they had to be crowned. He had to be put under anethesia and it was just a horrible ordeal.<br>
So then, one by one, each tooth that was crowned got infected and had to be pulled.<br>
They wanted to give him nitrous oxide (laughing gas) but I refused. I NEVER had this as a child and my husband had a severe reaction to it. I had to fight tooth and nail to stay with my child while this was being done on 4 separate visits.<br>
Any way, there is so much more to this story but I would have to write a novel, lol.<br>
I was wondering if anyone out there knows of a childrens dentist in the Philadelphia area that will not argue about having the parents in the room during treatment.
 

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I'm not from PA but I just had to sympathize with your post. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> That is horrible!
 

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AKKKKK I feel your pain but from the other side. My mom was never allowed in the room when I went to the dentist as a kid. We eventually switched to the practice of the parents of a school friend of mine. Good luck!
 

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Yep, I had a hard time finding someone to let me sit with my dd, who needed dental work at an early age, but I did keep calling around until I found someone. No little kid should have to go through that sort of thing without a mom's comfort.
 

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Absolutely unacceptable. I had to fight to stay with my kids with our first dentist, and our new dentist is a wonderful mother, who also has a son on the autism spectrum, who handles SN kids beautifully, and I've been there for every procedure for my 8 and 4 yo.<br><br>
Here's a horrible news story outlinging exactly why you should be there: <a href="http://www.kirotv.com/news/10934740/detail.html" target="_blank">http://www.kirotv.com/news/10934740/detail.html</a>
 

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OMG! That's in my area! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'll be taking DS to the dentist for the first time soon and I'll make sure to find one where I will be in the room with him.
 

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