18 month old needs cavities filled while being restained?

Jennifer - posted on 09/22/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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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!

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Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2012

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Thanks Ladies...This has been a nightmare! I was very upset with the dentist myself when she said that! I know I have very soft teeth and get lots of cavities and brush and floss regularly. My little brother also had bad teeth when he was a baby and his came in just like my daughers did! Second opinion tomorrow!

Amy - posted on 09/22/2012

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I personally would find another dentist who allows me to be in the room with my child. My sons dentist allowed us with him till he turned 5 and then she asked that we wait in the waiting room even during dental procedures.

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Ravi - posted on 10/01/2012

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THIS IS INSANE - DO NOT LET YOUR CHILD BE SUBJECTED TO THIS!!!



The child's whole nutritional picture MUST BE CHANGED AND YOU CAN DO THIS WITHOUT THE INSANE ADVICE OF CONVENTIONAL DENTISTS THAT WHAT TO TORTURE YOUR CHILD AND RAPE YOUR POCKETBOOK!



We STOPPED AND REVERSED the VERY SAME ISSUE in our child - here is our story and these are the dietary changes YOU MUST CONSIDER to stop all tooth decay (in YOU too):



The “Teeth-Rotting Diet” It’s What’s For YOUR Lunch?

http://daiasolgaia.com/?p=2826



Healing Tooth Decay: Cod Liver Oil/Butter, Xylitol, Spry Gel & Tooth Powder

http://daiasolgaia.com/?p=74



Don't believe that just a little more brushing can help - your childs teeth are rotting because the body is losing minerals and vitamins via the child's diet - please read these posts and stop your child's suffering!!!!



Ravi Wells

Daiasolgaia

Don’t go back to sleep…

Jennifer - posted on 09/24/2012

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Thanks Amy! I actually found a pediatric dentist who does just that at a local hospital! Cancelled tomorrows appointment to go with this guy on the 1st of October....the appt for tomorrow was a second opinion and they do the same papoose thing! So not into that! So I am so glad I found this other guy! And Thank you for posting! I am so glad your son made it through fine! I am so worried about this and think going this route with getting my little one put to sleep is the best thing for us! I don't want her to be afraid either!

Thank you!

Amy - posted on 09/24/2012

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Also you might want to check with your local children's hospitol, my son was closer to 3 when he had to have a lot of work done but my dentist recomended going to Childrens & they just put him to sleep (like for surgery) so that he would not have a fear of dentists. He is now 9 & loves going to the dentist. I agree about getting a different dentist too! Good Luck!

Amy - posted on 09/24/2012

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Oh Gwen I completely missed that line! Yeah I would definitely be finding another dentist!!!

Gwen - posted on 09/24/2012

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There are millions of breastfed infants in the world who do not have cavities. In my opinion, that was a pretty uneducated statement for the dentist to make.

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