Nichole - posted on 06/15/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )
Hello; we took my son to a dentist (referred by a local dentist, as a pediatric dentist) when we noticed brown spots on his teeth. We had to wait 3 months (!!!) to get in to see them. They told us he did have some decay and recommended capping all of his teeth as a preventative measure while he was under general anesthesia. We sought a second opinion. We were referred to a pediatric dentist by our pediatrician who informed us the first dentist was not actually a pediatric dentist, just billed herself as one. The new dentist recommended pulling his 8 front teeth (top and bottom) to keep the decay from spreading and becoming severe, then filling one top tooth; he said they do not do general anesthesia; instead they give them a sedatvie and nitrous and then restrain them in a papoose. Needless to say, we are seeking a third opinion (we go today). My question to you is; have any of you dealt with tooth decay in young children? we do not feed my son lots of sugar, he's never been allowed pop and we brush his teeth 3 times a day (morning, nap, and night). We don't know why he got decay (he quit the bottle, on his own, right at 12 months and never took it more than nap and bedtime after he started sippy cups) and it really makes me feel horrible. Also, what would you do in this situation? I'm not about to leave my 2 year toothless, but I don't want this to cause and spread infections or rot out his adult teeth. Any thoughts????? Please help!