Tuesday, 23 October 2007

The Dreaded Dentist

*sigh* So, we're off to the Dentist today. After a much needed round of check-ups for the family it was deemed that my 5yo daughter will need a filling in her 6yo molar.

I am still in a bit of a bother about this. How does a 5 you who brushes her teeth morning AND night end up with a hole in her VERY new molar?? Well, I guess you can thank her father's genes for that one. Yes, dear hubby has crappy teeth and it seems my darling daughter has inherited this weakness.

As someone who spent their childhood going to the dentist for endless cleaning, flouride treatments (I still can't stomach anything with Orange flavouring) and the eventual mouth full of Amalgum fillings, I really was hoping that my kids wouldn't have to go through all that. The fillings, that is. Not so much the check-ups. Oh well. I guess you just can't defeat the genes.

I'm really not looking forward to the ensuing confrontation though. I don't like the dentist's chances of getting much done. Even if he does manage to get the needle into my daughter's mouth. I can guarantee she'll go into an instant clamp-down and the needle will have been all for nothing. Lord! I really don't want to think about it.

Oh, and just to add insult to injury. I'm booked in for the following week to have two amalgum fillings replaced. I never used to get the needle, but it's been so long that I can't remember what hurts more. Having the needle or not having it?

**Edited to Add - Luckily my daughter's molar wasn't in too bad a condition. The hole was only shallow so all he had to do was give it a clean and pack it with a shallow filling. No needle and it took 10 minutes! Yay for the dentist :D My turn next week ;)