We survived another trip to the dentist, with two of our kids with Autism. Part of the problem with dentists, and at least my kids on the spectrum, is sensory in nature.
There are so many strange smells, sounds, tastes, and even lighting at the dentist office. That alone can take a toll on a kid with sensory issues.
Then you need to factor in anxiety, and someone shoving fingers in their mouth, with scary tools. In many ways, that’s a perfect sensory nightmare, worthy of Stephen King.
As far as today went, once we arrived in the waiting room, Elliott was really upset. He was scared, and it was made worse by the fact that he had to wait about twenty minutes before being called back. Anxiety is not his friend.
When it comes down to it, he did a great job. He had one last cavity to have fixed today, and he didn’t like the needle, but he made it through. I’m really proud of him for being so brave, and cooperative.
Emmett did well also. He has one tiny cavity that needs to be filled in August. Why August? I have no idea. I just showed up at the scheduled time. lol
As for Emmett chipped front tooth, they left it alone. They said it’s purely cosmetic, and nothing to worry about. I think it gives him a little extra character..
Overall, it was a relatively quick and painless experience for all of us.