Cleaning and a Haircut...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Posted In Edit This 2 Comments »

The wutz had his first dentist appointment today. I recognize we are a little behind schedule on that, but I really didn't think he was emotionally ready to sit still for the process until now. I think I was right. He was such a good, good boy today in that dentist's chair. He opened his mouth, let them 'count' his teeth and they brushed them and flossed them. He asked questions and played with all the non-pointy instruments and just had an absolute blast.

Unfortunately, he has one tiny cavity in his very back molar that the dentist wants to have fixed. Which means we will now be referred to a pediatric dentist, shell out money for them to 'count' his teeth again, and then have to return to have the cavity filled. *sigh* I knew I should have just went straight to a ped. dentist, but my dentist's office said they could handle it. Had I known that by 'handle it' it just meant charge me $80 bucks to brush his teeth and 'count' them, I'd have started off at the pediatric dentist. Ah well. Lesson learned.

I just hope the wutz is as good next week for the next appointment as he was this one!


Opinionated Gifts said...

Welcome to the I Like Visiting the Dentist Club, young wutz.

I used to actually nap in the chair sometimes as a kid. Blissfully unaware of how expensive it was for mom and dad. Alas.

Damn. An $80 brushing. Mommy Tara is underpaid.

Lisa said...

Yeah for W! Amelia has her first appt next month. I have to warn you, when I took the boys to a Ped. Dentist, it SUCKED! They wouldn't let me go back with Silas, which freaked him out. Their excuse was that sometimes parents stress the kids out more than if they went alone. Whatever ... total BS. I hope that the Wutz has a great Ped. Dentist!