Jennifer - posted on 09/22/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
Hello! So my daughter is 18 months old and has tooth decay/cavities on two of her front teeth and some cavities on her molars that are just breaking thru. My pediatiic dentist told me it was because I breast feed. I have breast fed all 3 of my kids but this is new to me. The pediatric dentist said that they need to put caps on the two teeth in the front (one on either side of her two front teeth) and take care of the cavities in the back. They said if it is not done soon they will need to be pulled. In order to do this...they said she is too young for a seditive (you need to be 30 lbs) so they said for me to give her benedryl before the appt and no food or drink. Then I bring her...they take her (parents are not allowed in the rooms) they strap her in a papoose (for her safety they said) and then fix her teeth. They said it would be an hour long procedure and that she will cry the entire time. WOW! I am just a mess over this. I have called all the local pediatric dentists in my are to see if anyone can put her to sleep and then do it...they don't. I am worried that this is going to be a tramatic experience for her. I am a stay at home mom so she is with me 24/7 plus still nurses...she talks and is very smart and I really am just a mess!!!! The whole papoose thing seems barbaric to me and I hate it! Help!