Does your pediatric dentist have a policy stating that all kids have to receive some sort of sedation before even simple things like fillings?
My kids' dentist apparently does. My son needs a silver crown and my daughter needs a filling. My insurance won't cover this sedative and when I asked if they could just have it done with local or nitrous, the dentist told me he requires sedation.
Obviously I am looking for a different dentist. I'm not as comfortable with the idea of them being drugged like that as I thought I would be. To me, it's a form of chemical restraint and a way to get money.
I've been to different dentists in different states and this is the first ever.
Answer by luvmygrandgirl at 2:16 PM on Aug. 12, 2013
I never sent my Son to a Pediatric Dentist. He has always gone to a regular Dentist who works on children too. He's 6 & had a cavity filled a few months ago & they used Novocaine. First they numbed the area with a numbing gel then used the needle. He didn't even flinch & was fine. Does your Dentist treat kids? Call & ask.
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