Saturday, July 26, 2014

Andrews first trip to the dentist

Andrew had his first dental exam on Friday with our fabulous pediatric dentist. His first exam was going to be in October. Lately I had noticed that three of his back teeth were turning dark rather quickly. Therefore, I moved his appointment up and, unfortunately, we received bad news. Andrew has to have some surgery on his teeth in the next few weeks.  Andrew will have to go to the hospital and be put to sleep in order for the dentist to work on three of his teeth. These three teeth are so bad the doctor might have to do a crown on them. He mentioned one might need to be pulled out and another might just need a filling in. They are three teeth that he will have til around age 11 which is why he needs to have it taken care of.
Bad teeth and autism go hand in hand normally......ugh....we are finding out first hand how true that statement is.

Andrew did not do very well waiting for the dentist. In fact, he caused an awful scene in front of a lot of people. However, I am used to managing these scenes.

He is extremely fussy in the below picture waiting on the dentist.
 After the dentist he was worn completely out so he took a nap.


  1. I guess we can call that a win. It's perfectly fine for children to get all antsy during their first trip to the dentist. Though as long as the dental service did some justice to the eagerness, then it's really a benefit on both sides.

    Lucia Massey @ Zofia Woyt, DDS

  2. Awww! Andrew is such a cute little boy. I guess he was just really uncomfortable sitting in the dentist’s chair, since it was his first dental visit. Oh well, it’s natural for a kid to act like that. He just needs to be assured that there's nothing harmful in going to the dentist and that good oral health is of utmost important. Thanks for sharing that, Angela! All the best to your family!

    Annette Freeman @ Bozeman Dental Assoc

  3. Cute story. I remember my first visit in my makati dentist. I felt the same way. Thanks for sharing your story!

  4. It's always nice to read about children's first trip to the dentist. I’m sorry to hear about Andrew’s condition. At least you found out about those teeth that require surgery early on, and you can now take the right measures to deal with it. In any way, he looks so cute and naughty while sitting on the dentist’s chair. He seems to be a naughty, but sweet boy. Thanks for sharing that, Angela! All the best to your family!

    Ted Grimmer @ Cody Dental