You may remember that at Gabe's last visit to the dentist, they found three cavities on his xray. These are on baby teeth, in the back, not even visible yet.
Of course, they wanted me bring him back three separate times to get each cavity filled.
Now, I love my dentist. I don't feel like they do unnecessary treatments, so I made the first appointment for last week.
Then we got five feet of snow and the visit was cancelled (maybe a brief exaggeration, but still...).
We rescheduled for today. Gabe was nervous, in and out of tears all morning. I explained how he would get "silly gas" to make him sleepy and more comfortable; he was not falling for it. But he put on his brave face and to the dentist we went, without a fit or even tears.
We waited for about fifteen minutes to be called back. At which point, the hygienist came out to tell me they were all out of nitrous.
She wanted to know if I thought the nitrous was really necessary. For my five year old who has never had a filling before. Um, yeah, I'm thinking it's really necessary.
Unless filling unseen-except-by-xray cavities isn't really necessary. And in that case, we'll just see you in six months at our next check-up. Seriously.
So, what's your opinion? Do I traumatize the poor boy and get these fillings done, one at a time, on baby teeth, or just wait and see? I'm in a quandary here. Help!