Heart Broken Mother.

Brittney - posted on 02/01/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My daughter had her first dentist appointment today. I walked out of that office with tears in my eyes. I called my husband and started sobbing, The dentist had told me she has cavities, and her two top teeth have baby bottle mouth syndrome. They want to cap her teeth and her cavities, But she is going to be in a twilight while they do it. I don't want to put her threw this if there just baby teeth, But I also don't want to feel like the worst mother if I don't. I want whats best for my daughter and every time I turn around I feel like I'm falling her. Does anybody have any advice it would be much appreciated.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/01/2013

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Then what are you looking for? My advice is to seek a second opinion, and to get it done if both doctors think it is best.

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Cecilia - posted on 02/01/2013

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Get it done. The reason, Don't think that because they are baby teeth that they aren't important. If you don't treat her teeth she can be in pain and more likely to to get an infection. On top of that it can lead to poor eating. Her speech can be delayed. And i heard that the chance of having crooked teeth is increased in adulthood. On top of all of this, you know kids are mean right? Even in kindergarten, She's gonna show up and be all happy and smile and you think other kids won't point it out to her and make her feel self conscious? She will be asleep while the dentist does the work. On top of that, she is so young she might not even remember that anything as an adult.

Start making sure you brush her teeth as often as you can. I know sometimes it is genetic but a brushing routine does help keep some of those genetic factors at bay. My mom at 50 has no teeth left. At 34 i have very few issues with my teeth. I do get cavities more often than some( maybe 1 every 5 years) but i go in to get them fixed. i go to the dentist and i brush 3 times a day.

Amy - posted on 02/01/2013

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Sometimes kids just have bad teeth, my son has them everytime we go to the dentist. She lectures me about what I should and shouldn't let him eat, but he eats the same thing as my daughter and knock on wood she's never had a problem. My soon to be ex has horrible teeth so I think genetics plays a part to a certain extent.

Depending on the work that needs to be done and the age of the child it's in the best interest to have them out. You don't want her to have a fear everytime she goes back. I agree with little miss get a second opinion and then get the work done, if you ignore it you are potentially harming the adult teeth that will be coming in.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/01/2013

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Regardless of your decision you make, one thing is clear. Get on a strict teeth cleaning regiment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/01/2013

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If you are uncomfortable with the idea, then get a second dentists opinion. There are much worse things than having to have your kids teeth capped, and often can be important to do in order to save the tooth until it is ready to come out. Remember, if you don't take care of this, they can cause a great deal of pain. Also, ask if you decide not to, how it can effect her adult teeth, if at all.

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