So I have a question. I took my son to the dentist last week. They told us he is "getting" a cavity on the side (in between two teeth) up towards the top of the tooth. Not that he has a cavity but he is getting one. He told us this is a common spot for cavities in young children because the only way you can really get to it is by flossing and that is often hard to do for children that young. They wanted me to schedule an appointment to have it filled. Here is my dillema, this is one of the front teeth, he is 5 1/2 so he will begin losing teeth soon and that will be one of them, and we have state insurance so the procedure is free. I wonder if we did not have insurance and were paying straight out of our pocket would the dentist tell us we had two options a.) get the filling or b.) wait because the tooth is going to fall out soon anyway. However, since we have insurance it costs nothing for us. We have had a heck of a time getting him comfortable with the dentist to begin with and he is just now to the point where he doesn't freak out, I'm afraid getting a filling is going to traumatize him to where he does not want to go back again. I never had to have fillings as a kid so this is all new to me and I really don't know what to do. Thoughts?