Cavaties – part 1

Posted 05-17-2013 at 01:54 PM by whitneywalters

We got some bad news at the dentist. My three year old daughter has six cavities  While I was expecting it since our doctor already told us that lead poisoning could weaken her teeth and to be watching for issues, I was still sad and upset with myself. I felt like I failed her. I brushed her teeth like I should and did not give her bunches of sugar but yet we are still dealing with this issue.

My other three kids have no cavities  I was hoping that the kids would not get them at all (I know wishful thinking on my part). I noticed the spots on her teeth and called the dentist right away. I knew she had cavities  Over the phone he told me not to worry, it could be staining since she has deep pits in her molars and just to bring her in to get checked. My gut feeling was right.

Kairi did not do well at the dentist either, she let them look in her mouth but when they tried using any of their tools, she freaked. She started sobbing, covering her mouth and saying no over and over again. They only did a light cleaning, did not even try to get xrays and then wrote a referral to a pediatric dentist that will put her under and take care of all of her teeth at once.

The thought of Kairi being put under for this does not thrill me but I do not want to put her through getting one cavity done at a time either.  All I know is I hope that this  not going to be a life long problem for her. We plan on talking to the pediatric dentist about her previous lead poisoning and seeing if there is anything we can do (beyond the normal brush and teeth care) to prevent this from happening again.

Filed Under: Family Health, General


One Response to “Cavaties – part 1”

  1. Branwen on May 18th, 2013 12:13 pm

    So sorry Mama, sometimes doing what we need to for our LO’s well being is not easy. It is easy to blame every bad thing on ourselves and things we may have done wrong (if only we had known, right?) Sending you good vibes so you can make it over this hump <3

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