Priscila - posted on 02/16/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
So I took my son who just turned 3 to his first dentist appointment. By the way, the reason why it's his first is because back in '06 they told me they didnt need a check up til then. So we went, they took some xrays and said he has two small cavities up top near the front. He did ok, didnt freak out or anything but wasnt too thrilled about the little xray things being stuck in his mouth. Upon leaving, they told me I needed to come back to get his fillings and that they would need to give him this drink that would make him really groggy like if he were drunk. My insurance covers %80 of both fillings but none of the sedation which is $187! I called my mom and sister and they were both hysterical telling me not to let them put him asleep, that is wasnt necessary for something that routine and small. I need your opinion. What do I do? Let them put him asleep, try it without the sedation, get a second opinion? I just find it funny that the sedation is the most expensive part and my insurance doesnt cover it so the dentist office would get all the money for that part. Please let me know.