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My 4 year old DS needs to have his 2 front teeth removed soon (long story short...cavity repair gone bad, very close to abcessing). Not looking to discuss this as I am so over the whole situation...we have a second opinion next week and I'm hoping it doesn't actually come to this.<br><br>
He hates the dentist...freaks out in the parking lot for just a cleaning. He normally is a laid back, easy going kid, but, thanks to one bad dentist and one bad experience, it has compounded into extreme anxiety - rightfully so.<br><br>
Does anyone know any books/video/anything that address the subject of having a tooth pulled?? I really need to prepare him for this.
 

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I don't know, but I would try calling your dentist and asking them. I'm sure this issue comes up for them a lot!
 

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I can't imagine that they would not use sedation. And if that's the case, it might have to be done in a hospital. If that's the case, you can talk with their child life people who are an AMAZING resourse. (come to think of it, they could probably make suggestions & recommend books either way). I know there is a Dr. Seuss book- it seemed ok when I read it. and bunches of others I've seen in ped. dentist offices but I don't know the titles.<br><br>
good luck,<br>
julie
 

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