My 2.5 year old has a chipped front tooth that has decay, the ped dentist said they would need to put him in one of those papoose boards to do the work, it will take about 10-15 minutes. At first I thought it would be ok because the dentist is against sedating kids, which I was initially afraid of, but after doing some research, it seems that many have NIGHTMARE experiences with these things... anyone have a good experience? I just don't know what to do... and I'm terrified of traumatizing my son.
Answer by PaceMyself at 3:23 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by mummy22kids at 1:56 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by AmandaN1 at 1:57 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
sorry.. all I have to share as far as papoose boards go is horror stories involving my special needs DD. My 4 yo was SO afraid of going to the dentist (because of knowing what his sister went through) that I HAD to take him to a DDS that does partial sedation. I also found a DDS that will fully sedate my DD because not sedating her is just cruel and unusual punishment for her.
Now that we have a doc willing to do the partial and full sedation, I can't imagine going back to strapping them down in the papoose ever again. (though, my kids are HIGHLY afraid, so that may make a difference in whether your DD will do better with being strapped in while the dentists works on her)
Good Luck... I know its a difficult situation and we all hate to see our kids hurt and it is heartbreaking to see them terrified while the doctors really are just trying to help them...
Answer by VeronicaLee at 2:04 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 3:13 PM on Sep. 17, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Sep. 18, 2009