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elswhere

Don't go back. There are great pediatric dentists now and I'm sure they have them by you too. They know kids and will talk to Moomin and let him look at stuff ahead of time and answer his questions. We found one for Mermaid Girl after a hideous experience similar to what you describe. I'm so sorry, it really sucks, it's so hard to know what to do in that situation.

badgerbag

just made appt. at superfancy expensive pansycare dentist... they are not on our insurance but i don't care.

elswhere

Yeah. MG doesn't have dental insurance so we just pay. I am usually an on-sale-or-just-don't-buy-it kind of girl but this is worth it.

Prentiss Riddle

Oh, man, two dental horror stories in the space of a month!

I'm glad you moved him elsewhere. But don't stop with that: Make a fuss. Let them know what they did wrong. Insist that the dental records be transferred to your new dentist.

Make them squirm at your feet in apology if you can.

And THEN: Alert the Mom Squad! Do your best to give them the reputation of Clockwork Orange Dentist throughout the Bayburbia.

minnie

dude, a root canal at age not even 5... how can that be?

moomins birthday is in the horizon. will there be a bounce house?

badgerbag

well apparently in the land of hippies no one fluoridates the water. god I should have been on fluoride pills myself when pregnant... maybe i was?? i think it was just a multivitamin.... and giving them to him all this time. christ. he has way more extra cavities than the other dentists spotted (according to the Rolls Royce dentist) and the super rotten tooth that was injured needs extracting, and it is also infected and he needs antibiotics and the infection is (according to new dentist's theory) why the lidocaine didn't do jack shit. Now, keep in mind here that Moomin has never complained about any teeth hurting. yet they are like, rotting away. the xrays of his grownup teeth are fine though.

i feel extra like a heel on top of everything because "take Moomin to dentist" has bene on my to-do list since last summer and there was all this weird problems wiith the insurance and i kept making a barrage of phone calls, not resolving it, and then forgetting about it or procrastinating.

Ugh.

minnie

fluoride pills... wtf?

Jo

Did you talk to punky Marya at Chuckup last night? Artour had an infection in his front tooth too, and has a gap now instead. I think you might be able to bond over it.

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