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Monday, July 19, 2010

Adventures at the Dentist #2

Well On Saturday the 17th I took Adam to a pediatric dentist so that we can do something about his 9 cavities....First off I feel like such a shitty mom for not getting them fixed sooner and for not preventing them better in the first place..

Ok so things started out good....Adam was super excited to go and everything was wonderful...

We got there to fill out paperwork and Adam played with the trian set they had and watched cartoon network and was more than happy to be there.

Then it was his turn to go back...that is where shit started..

He didn't want to give up playing with the trains...then he finally got back there and in the chair.  They put the bib thing on him and he was fine...Unfortuately the TV they had in the room was broken so he was dissappointed once again.  about not being able to watch a show...Then the Nurse said that she needed to try to get X-rays..I told her that is where shit hit the fan at the last place...She said we will try..
As soon as she brought out the damn shield thing Adam was done...He first off had a sunburn on his shoulders so the thing hurt and he remembered the things that she was trying to put in his mouth..She didn't even get them near his mouth..she showed him them and that was it...No more happy Adam...he instantly said I NEED THROW UP IN POTTY!
The Lady put everything away after that.
I took him to the bathroom and talked to him about being a big boy and he would get a new tooth brush and a prize..He was happy again...Well then back in the chair...The dentist was doing work on a girl next door and it was going to be 20 minutes before he was done...So they let Adam go back and play while we waited...BAD IDEA!

When it was his turn again He was soooo not in the mood for it...He screamed and yelled...and ran around...I was starting to have a break down...
The Dentist followed Adam and grabbed him...Picked him up and placed him in the chair...I held his feet so he didn't kick the dentist while he looked in Adam's mouth.  Adam was screaming the wholoe time so his mouth was open enough for the Dentist to get a quick look...

After he was done..the Dentist let Adam go back to the waiting room and play while he talked to me..

That is where I broke down...I just started crying and was sooo embarassed by Adam's behavior..I know it is just because of the other guy that made it this way BUT...I felt like I had failed as a parent...SO EMBARASSED.

The Dentist told me that He will have to put Adam to sleep to fix the problems that he has and that is fine..It needs to be done...We will haev to go to Vegas to a surgery center and they will put Adam under to get X-Rays and to crowns on the back teeth..and fillings on the front 2 since they will be ne of the first to fall out...The crowns are necessary because you lose the molars later in life than the front ones.

So I was told to call if I have not heard form them by Thursday to schedule a surgery day....It will be on a Wed...in Vegas at 7am.  Not sure when yet..Think I am going to ask to wait until beginning of September so my mom will be here and we can afford to just stay Tuesday Night in Vegas...
So this is me frustrated and embarassed

What a day...and it was only a little over an hour of my day...AHHHHH!

I will be so glad when this whole experience is over and we can keep Adam's teeth extra clean and teach him that the dentist is not bad if you take care of your teeth..


  1. You are an excellent Mommy. Many children go through this. I only wish in dental school and dental hygienist school they would spend a bit more time on patient care, and child psych. too bad.
    Two of my three had a very difficult time at the dentist. I would bribe them with a toy post shopping trip if they allowed the dentist to work on them.

  2. hehe....I'm her lucky one of three => I had a fantastic dentist. I also second your excellent Momminess =>

  3. Maybe you should practice at home with Adam? Pretend to "play" dentist and find some things to mimic the xray thingys that go in his mouth. Let him play with it, run around with it, put it in his mouth on His terms. But talk Everyday about the Dentist and maybe next time have the Dentist do the stuff to YOU first, that way he can watch You and see that Mommy is brave and can do it. :O)

  4. I was Adam - I cannot get thru these dentist posts without sweaty hands.. I feel for him! I would cry and cry and cry, they would hold me down, it was like I was being treated like an alien and they were doing weird experiments on me. Maybe he could go With to Ian's Next dentist appointment, or along with Jaymes to a dentist appt and just Watch and get more comfortable.. hope it gets better for you Mama, just take deep breaths and tell yourself it will all be over soon! And I hate to say it .. but sounds like you need to eliminate soda from his diet and cut down his sugar tremendously, w all those cavities ya know?

  5. Yea...We cut things a while ago...Koolaid is made with splenda...no sugar drinks after he brushs his teeth at night...soda is had because jaymes has it all the time but i have been doing alternatives...
    I am not sure that Ian has even been to the Dentist...Also Jaymes has the same problem with the xray things...it is their gag reflex...the dentist said that since he is so young it is hard to understand...It WILL get better as he gets older...Just have to keep taking him and I will play dentist with him...I want the people to do it to me first too...That would be great...I offered it...but the dentist just wanted a peek...if the other guy would have sent the record over he would have been fine with not looking...I am not a fan of the dentist either...I am so glad they did not force the xrays...He was just not in the mood...I think his sunburn had something to do with it too...he has been cranky about it...I have faith it will get better...He talks about the dentist nicely and he wants to go back...so hopefully.

  6. Ya, combination of everything.. it wiLL get better, your right! Is there anyway they could use Smaller Xray thingys, they are obviously too big..? I commented on the first Adventure/Dentist post too.. didnt know if you saw that..

  7. hehe...my brain is all scrambled today...I am sooo tired...I probably did see the other post just didn't reply to it..I will check it right now..HEHE!