Friday, November 12, 2010

After 2 trips to the Dentist...

All we really know for sure is we will be making a THIRD TRIP to the dentist on December 6th!! It's a good thing Brody Luke doesn't mind "showing" his teeth. You ask him to smile to show the front and then to show the back you ask him to "Show his tongue."

Anyways.. I had an appointment with a Pediatric dentist (dentist #1) in Ashland on December 6th but I really didn't want to wait that long so I had heard some good things about a different pediatric dentist (dentist #2) in Bellefonte so I called and they got me in so much sooner (maybe there was a reason??) so we went. The dental hygienist did a wonderful job and was great with Brody, he got a A- for behavior and a 2 for his dental Hygiene ( a 1 being the best, said he had 2 plaque spots HELLO it's hard to brush a 22 month old's teeth but he is getting better about it.) She confirmed to me that his front 4 teeth had cavities, yes all 4 and that instead of spotting from iron on his teeth that was actually decay ( which is what I thought and was afraid of.) She also informed me that Brody is forming an Open Bite from.. the Pa-Pa (Paci) so they said we need to start taking it from him soon but let me inform the "Open Bite" runs in my family. So the dentist came in and really didn't explain much just lectured me on the paci (I will take it when I want but thanks) and that Brody had 6 cavities ( later I learned on his papers she put down 8???????) that he needs them all filled, a few crowned, and some nerves removed and it would be an Outpatient Surgery at King's Daughters where he would be put totally under. WHOA. I knew at his age he would need to be put under but CROWNS, really? So once I got home and processed it all I just didn't feel quite right and I didn't really feel trust with the dentist so I decided to take Brody to my dentist ( been going for 20 years, family friend) and let him have a look and take a look at what the 1st dentist treatment plan was. He was very upset said he didn't see anything for the back 4 teeth, so that meant no crowns or nerve removal and cut 1500.00 off the price!!! I can't believe she did that! But his front 4 teeth do definitely need some work.. so he was sending to be Dentist #1 but I already had an appointment that I never cancelled and he told me to NEVER EVER go back to dentist #2.

So that is all I know for now and we will find out more when we go to his appointment on the 6th.

Oh and do you want to know what the cause of all Brody's dental issues??????? BREAST-FEEDING!!!
I never knew it could cause problems with there teeth but where I nursed Brody for so long ( 19 months) and he would nurse ALL NIGHT LONG they said where the milk would stay on his teeth it caused the damage. Dentist #2 also informed me with my next child when they nurse during the night I need to syringe their mouth with water and wipe there teeth and it may keep this from happening. Oh my. I'm not saying this will happen to everyone but it can and they said it is most likely why Brody has to many cavities. I do believe this because MY dentist told me the exact same thing.

Sorry I rambled on so much but I wanted to remember this.. I tired getting a picture of Brody and this is the best I could do. He loved his new tooth brush!

8 comments:

Sarah said...

oh goodness, so sorry to hear about his teeth, and about that awful dentist. Thank goodness for your dentist who cleared everything up. Hope you can get his little teethers all figured out on the 6th. We are in the sam boat with the paci. People keep lecturing me to. I think I may be holding onto it more than Caleb :).

Erin said...

hey girl! i got the shelve at target. they have them at wal-mart too and i think they're a little bit cheaper there!

Paige said...

Wow, I cannot believe that you guys had to go through all of that! I'm terribly sorry that Dentist was seriously that awful! Hopefully, it will all be worked out very soon!

Burtons Blessings said...

Oh wow! Ive been waiting to hear how it went. B hates brushing his teeth and i am so paranoid about them. He has some white spots on his front teeth that worry me. What color is Brody's spots? That is crazy about the breastfeeding! I would have never thought about that!
Good luck!

Rosie said...

Poor little Brody! I've never heard of such issues w/baby's teeth, but then again, I didn't know they could have problems. I have heard about the milk thing and how it can cause problems, so that's no surprise. I hope his dental work won't be hard on him!

Lauren said...

Whoa i had no idea with breast feeding--thanks for sharing, i will definitely wipe out my baby's mouth. I'm sorry Brody has to go through all that but at least its not nearly as bad as crazy doctor 2 thought...

Megon said...

Lea- Oh my!!! I am going to make B an appointment today! I have been meaning to for a while...today is the day!! Worried - B loves his paci too!!

Sara said...

i have 3 kids and I have breastfeed them all long and one is 22 months and I've never heard this . I've researched it and diffent breastfeeding sites and from my knowledge says that it has not be proven. The only thing that has been proven is the fact that they meaning the Dentist want to make you feel quilty for breastfeeding. Not many dr's or dentist who are supportive of breastfeeding. I've learn't that from breastfeeding support leaders as well as my midwives. I've never had any problem with any of my kids. I love breastfeeding and no one will ever try to make me feel quilty its the best thing that you can give them. I do believe that other things other then breastmilk to drink can be harmful. I do though still wash there teeth with water esp when they are getting other things like solids. Don't let anyone make you fell quilty for breastfeeding. They just want you to fall into the scam of buying formula as people like the peds and stuff make money off of it.