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.