Which teeth are the two worst ones?
ETA) and if it makes you feel a bit better he has NO problems with his adult teeth. So this may not plague him forever.
[This message edited by metamorphisis at 8:39 AM, April 4th (Thursday)]
I really hope he does outgrow this, when his adult teeth come in. I, personally, have had this problem since I was a kid and my mouth needs approx $1200 (after insurance) of work done I'm really thinking extraction and spacers may be the way to go, since the cost is going to be about the same, anyway. I would just hate to see him have the Two and Three Surface ones filled and end up needing a root canal. I've had HORRIBLE luck with root canals...I've had three and all three failed, so I ended up with extractions anyway.
[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 8:47 AM, April 4th (Thursday)]
I mention this as I took my older one to a dentist while we were on vacation, and he said she needed all sorts of work...spacers, etc. He also incorrectly filled a cavity, which ultimately resulted in a root canal for her...
When we got back home, I took her to her regular dentist...
I asked him about the other guy's reccommendations, and his response was....you could do all that, but they're going to fall out by the end of winter....and they did....
Him: X, 51 PA SA NPD?
2 kids; DD14, DD8 divorced
The first specialist we went to used a "Hug Blanket" for the procedures. Which was as bad as it sounds. They wrap the child in a blanket that straps in the back and just used freezing. Ds was already terrified. If I did that to him he would have never trusted me again
So we went a few hours away and he was put completely under.
In the end I wish I had gone with extractions and spacers but I wasn't given the option. They really should have been able to see how close his adult teeth were to the surface and I feel like I was lied to.
ETA: I don't know if our dentist will refer us elsewhere or not. He does orthodontics too, so he may just do it in his office.
[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 9:38 AM, April 4th (Thursday)]
[This message edited by Mama_of_3_Kids at 9:43 PM, April 4th (Thursday)]