If you have been paying attention you know what a disaster it has been to get Eli’s mouth fixed. We have experienced everything from a bad Dentist (Shame on you Dr. Miller) to the wonderful Dr. Bennet in Smithtown. Yesterday, Eli underwent a successful root canal to his back upper molar, filled three minor surface cavities and sealed his teeth so it would help prevent further tooth decay. The entire process was a complete success and I can’t thank Dr. Bennet and his staff enough for the high level of care they provided Eli and my wife and I.
If you are ever in need of a great pediatric dentist than look no further than Dr. Bennet. He is wonderful, his staff is wonderful and they provide the most caring and informative dental care to children of all ages!
Dr. Marc Bennet
Adelberg Pediatric Dental Center
Before the blog was attacked I was doing a series of posts regarding how difficult it is to build a great relationship between the dentist office and your toddler. Fear of the dentist has controlled my life forever, and it was not until about two years ago that the fear stopped, so I know how hard it can be.
The stage has been set: Tomorrow is attempt #2 at my sons cavity filled. Tomorrow, I will take him, instead of mommy taking him and sit him in the chair and encourage him to let the dentist do their job. Tomorrow, the battle over the silly gas begins anew. In the past attempt, Eli would gladly hold the mask but as soon as the dentist took it from him, he flipped out.
This time we do it my way. Eli will have his own mask to play with, I will have a mask to play with and the doctor will use a mask on him. Once he gets the sleepy gas, I know all will be good. The magic gas solves all problems (and might create the throw up in my new car problem).
I will bring toys, promises to visit the music store, maybe even buy him a tuba if it gets him to sit still and let the guy do his thing. Wish me luck, because as all parents know, getting your kid to the dentist and out alive is a hard thing to do.