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twirlyjoy
03-29-2007, 03:36 AM
My youngest dd, Lucie (age 6) has not been to the dentist for a whole year, since biting the drill during some treatment last year! Since then, she has, understandably, become phobic of going to the dentist! So, my usual dentist had to refer her to a specialist dentist, which had a minimum 8 month waiting list. Well, the appointment finally came through, and today is D-day! She has tried everything posssible (bribery, yelling, screaming, etc etc) to persuade me not to take her, and I have tried everything (bribery, yelling, screaming, etc!!) to persuade her that it is a good idea! I really would appreciate your thoughts/prayers for this, especially as it is an hours drive away, and I haven't a clue exactly where it is, so you can imagine what it will be like - me not knowing where to go, along with Lucie using her best persuasion to convince me that she doesn't have to go!!

Thank you in advance (and no, I won't be taking my camera, so no dentist LOs!!! lol!)

Doro
03-29-2007, 03:46 AM
:bigeyes: Well then times much luck:proud: . It can present to me figurativy, how it roars!!!!! I hate also the dentist!:no:

ScrappinBikerChick
03-29-2007, 05:10 AM
I hope your dd loves this new dentist and the fear is releived. You will be in my thoughts...and your dd too! Hope the day goes better than you could have every expected. :biggrin:

Andrea
03-29-2007, 07:15 AM
My kids have always been good about things if I just sit down with them and explain why we have to do what they don't want to and just talk with them about it, but all kids are different.

bay_girl
03-29-2007, 08:06 AM
I hate going to the dentist as well, my teeth are sooo sensitive that it kills me to have them do much of anything. Most dentists are very understanding though, especially when it comes to kids. Maybe you should put in a request for the dentist to talk to her more on her level during the visit. It seemed to help my oldest out a lot by talking about other things. It keeps them focused on the questions and conversation they are having and not so much whats being done.

ckbymommy
03-29-2007, 08:07 AM
I will pray for you and Lucie. Drive carefully and try not to let her get your blood presure up, LOL.

I took my camera with me to the last dentist appointment that my son had but didn't want to traumatize him further, LOL. Poor kid had gotten a small cavity in a front tooth - twice it was filled, but it still got a cavity so it had to be extracted. Of course, now he is so cute with that space up front and that adorable toothy voice. Most of the time, though, they don't allow anyone back there with the kiddos.

twirlyjoy
03-29-2007, 08:52 AM
My kids have always been good about things if I just sit down with them and explain why we have to do what they don't want to and just talk with them about it, but all kids are different.

This usually works with my girls about things, but she is truly phobic and I mean, not just 'doesn't like it', but truly phobic.

Today, she was great - I knew she was terrified, but all he did was look. She needs some work doing and he is wanting to try to do it under local anaesthetic - she is not happy about that at all and is already saying that she isn't going to the next appointment, so we will see what happens in May!!

CrayonQueen
03-29-2007, 08:55 AM
Joy, I'm glad that your dentist refered you to a specialist. I'm sure that their office is quite used to dealing with patients that are extemely nervous. My 3 kids go to a pediatric dentist for this exact reason.

My thougts will be with you and Lucie today, I hope that you can find their office alright!!

okblues
03-29-2007, 10:55 AM
Joy, you are both in my thoughts & prayers today that all goes well. Hugs!

HollyS
03-29-2007, 02:33 PM
Phew, I'm glad it's over for you both and you got through it! Just tackle next time when it comes....You can remind her how terrified she was leading up to today's appointment and she got through it with her courage :)

Rebecca
03-29-2007, 04:11 PM
Poor thing. I understand your pain! Andrew had a lot of seizures when he was younger and because of that they only used a local. Poor thing was traumatized. He was good for a while then had a tooth pulled. Back to hating them...

yin
03-29-2007, 06:28 PM
My heart goes out to you, Joy!!

When my son was 6 he had to have a tooth pulled, and the very kind dentist let him read a book (he becomes totally absorbed in books) throughout. She strained her neck and the mirror, but somehow did it, and was under anasthetic too.

Now my younger brings his toy rabbit Miffy to the dentist, and it seems to help. Not sure if this helps your daughter though...

Sometimes I feel that I go through more trauma than the boys each dentist appointment!! It's probably not true, but it sure feels like it!!