Friday, May 13, 2011

Fun at The Dentist

OK so taking Roger to the dentist in for a cleaning is bad enough, try having to get fillings. In the past they just took him to the hospital and sedated him. This time we found a really good pediatric dentist, first off he was the first to take my insurance that didn't have a 6 month wait second he had a same day appointment for three kids. He did the initial exam and saw the anxiety Roger had and asked how we had done dental work in the past, you have to remember we moved from out of state. He had only needed it once before and there was a lot to be done so that's where the sedation came in. He thought we could do the small fillings without total sedation. The plan was for us to come in he would give Roger a mild sedative to help with the anxiety, wait an hour, use some laughing gas and do the work. Guess what it worked. The only down side was the medication made Roger obsess a little more for the rest of the day. But we were able to have the fillings done in one session without a lot of drama or anxiety for him. Next week Lucy goes in for hers and it will be the same process, she has a lot of anxiety to when it comes to the dentist.

1 comment:

  1. We waited until our son with ASD was eight years old before we took him to the dentist because before then we knew he just could not deal with it. Fortunately, he had a very positive first experience and no cavities.

    I'm so glad I found your blog. I'll be following along to learn more. I'll especially be watching for any wisdom you might have about executive functioning. That is eating my lunch right now.