We relocated from Ohio and have a new pediatric dentist for our 2 children. My 8 yr old has a cavity. She normally does very well at a dentist’s office. She doesn’t have any fear. The dentist scheduled an appointment to fill her cavity, and she said that she will administer nitrous oxide first. I don’t think this is necessary at all. Am I being unreasonable? – Anika
Anika – You have a right to accept or refuse dental treatment for your daughter. If you don’t think she requires sedation before filling a cavity, you can explain your concern to your child’s dentist.
The response you get can determine whether or not you choose to seek a second opinion on treatment for your daughter. You will be able to find a dentist who is willing to fill the cavity without sedation.
This post is sponsored by Naperville dentist Dr. Anthony LaVacca.