Once at the appointment, all went pretty well to start out with. Our doctor and assistant were amazing with George and George handled everything so well! They shot was the hardest part, but they hid that really well and tried to mask the pain with a numbing past that tasted like a lollypop and “Mister Tickler” which buzzed around the area the shot was taken. George really disliked it, and it took at least a whole minute to inject the entire shot, but George did a fabulous job and enjoyed the TV break as the shot’s medicine sank in.
Well, it turned out that George was a little bit too wiggly and that our doctor wasn’t able to get anything done. She said she could do small cavities with him and routine checkups and that she’d love to still take care of him, but with the amount of damage, she really recommended a Specialist, and didn’t want to traumatize George. Luckily there was a Specialist she knew right down the street! The Specialist too, being no less than the previous Director of the Dental Care center at Rady Children’s Hospital (the main go-to children’s hospital around here)! We’re really blessed and excited that George will be getting his dental work done with her, and his appointment will be next week. We will have more options for calming and sedation too.
After the appointment, George was given the surprise of opening the antique cash register for TWO prizes. I asked him after if he had a good appointment and he smiled and said yes! Very happy that so far, all his dentist experience has been very positive! I’m going to aim at keeping it that way, and we’ll see how the next appointment goes when she evaluates him.