Nightmare Dental Appt
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|Wed, 09-15-2010 - 1:36pm|
Soooo, anybody have any ideas how to get our kiddos through a dental appointment without the world crashing down around us?
DD had two dental appointments in the last few weeks...one for a routine cleaning and one for getting sealants on 4 teeth. At both appointments she was really hesitant to open her mouth, but she let them scrape and poke and prod without much issue. The real issue came when they wanted to use the polisher.
For some reason, my oral SEEKER turned into a complete Oral avoider and curled up in the fetal position and started crying and absolutely REFUSED to let them use the polisher on her teeth.
She did eventually let them put the sealants on but the 30 min appt turned into an hour and 10 minutes. The only reason we made it through and got the job done was because of our WONDERFULLY patient hygenist!
We do music therapy with DD and I brought the headphones along she listened while they did the sealants but does anyone have any other ideas?
I'm already dreading her next appt and it isn't until Feb! What can I do between now and then to lessen the fear and trauma? We have a new Oral B spinning brush for the family to use, I just have to convince her to give it a try.