My 4 year old daughter had two cavities. I took her to the dentist to get them filled. Everything seemed to go well. Two days later both fillings came out. I took her back to the dentist he said her teeth were so small that the fillings weren't adhereing to the tooth well. He replaced the fillings with out using any antisthetic. My daughter was screaming! 1 week later they came out again! I took her back to the dentist. he replaced them a third time with Novacaine and Nitrous oxide! She was screaming again! I was also in tears. 2 weeks later ! filli ng came out and she was saing that her tooth hurt. I couldn't get hold of the dentist or any dentist for that matter to fix it because it was a friday night. She had to wait until Monday morning in pain because Advil and Oragel weren't strong enough. On Monday I took her to a different dentist. Continued......Answer Question
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Answer by PrttyMstng at 8:00 AM on Dec. 6, 2008
I'm a dentist and PrttyMstng is correct. In a malpractice lawsuit, you would have to prove there has been permanent damage done to the child. During the investigation the court would also be looking at what caused the decay in the child's tooth to become so deep that a filling would not hold. Fillings are held in mechanically. It is also very possible for the court to find you in neglect for not caring for your child's oral health sooner.
Answer by momdentist at 3:31 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
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