Quoting ♥ Mama Jo ♥:" I am at a loss for what to do with my son. He's 5 years old, has been going to the dentist since he was ... [snip!] ... quick so he couldn't tell the full extent of the injury. I'm desperate for a solution, but I fear there is no hope for him "
Quoting [JadeLee]:" I do things like take DD out to eat where she wants for lunch afterward, or allow her $10 to 20 for a toy."
Quoting Jenna+1:" There isn't any kind of laughing has type solution for kids? I'm not normally for giving kids mess to ... [snip!] ... them but if he has an actual injury and needs to be looked at! Have you tried bribing him with something he really wants?"
Quoting Amanda Contento:" I would have taken him into the bathroom or outside and tell him in a stern voice. "Listen we are here ... [snip!] ... to clean his own teeth? Do you have a stuffed toy he can bring and they can show him what they are going to do on his toy? "
Quoting Jenna+1:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Mama Jo ♥:</b>" The nitrous would likely be ... [snip!] ... the gas."</blockquote> Well even holding it near his face should work because if he is screaming he is breathing."
Quoting ♥ Mama Jo ♥:" I'm taking my daughter for the first time next week. I think (and I pray) that she will behave so I'm hoping if he sees her cooperate it will help. I don't know....."
Quoting Amanda Contento:" My daughter had to have a tooth pulled and she was such a great girl she sat there while they put the ... [snip!] ... Cinderella and I could pull it lol. I hope he gets used to it. maybe he is just scared because he doesn't know what to expect?"
Quoting Destinite:" Can the dentist give him like a sedative or something? The papoose (sp?) is pretty standard for kids that won't cooperate, but them not allowing you to be present is a red flag."