My daughter fell and broke off an adult tooth. I took her to see the pediatric dentist for an urgent appointment and he scheduled us to come in three weeks from now for the repair. When I told him I really wanted it done sooner he told me the nerves needed that long to desensitize. I don’t want to cause my daughter any unnecessary pain, but I also feel like this needs to be fixed sooner. Would it be better to wait?
I’m not sure why your pediatric dentist is saying to wait. I doubt it is because he’s too busy, especially with most practices being shut down. You will not be causing your daughter any pain by getting it done right away.
If you have the piece which broke off a decent cosmetic dentist can put that back on for her. As she gets older and the pulp in her tooth gets smaller that tooth may need a dental crown, but for now, a repair will be all she needs.
I’m a tad concerned that your pediatric dentist is putting you off. You’ll want a dentist who has enough time to attend to your child’s needs. If he doesn’t, it may be time to find another one. You can take her to a general dentist who treats children. They are qualified to treat children.
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