That’s really sad. But it does bring up a question in my mind - why is a toddler getting dental procedures? I’ve never heard of that. I thought they still had baby teeth...??? Somebody fill me in.....
Because he had dental problems, presumably.
My son had 5 caps on his teeth at age 20 months. The enamel was weak or just not there.
I know of lots of kids (via parents blogs/forums, etc.) that’ve had major dental work at young ages because of cavities. Could be b/c the kids teeth are just weak and decay easily. Could be b/c they had a habit of leaving the baby with a bottle in bed. Or from too much juice in the diet.
Gotta fill them even if they will fall out, in order to protect the gums.
Reminds me. My 3 year old is about 3 months overdue for a check up.
My oldest had 4 rotted baby teeth when he was under 5. All 4 were pulled because there was a risk of infection. They were rotted to the gum line from “milk mouth”. The next 2 did not get bottles of milk at night. :-)
Or, why would he have morphine instead of a local like novacaine?