Friday, August 14, 2009

A shameless plug for which I recieve no credit...

My memories as a child of dental visits were traumatizing. So much so that even as a twenty-five year old, I would find myself terrified to tears each time I settled into that hydraulic recliner.

Well, we have been blessed. Our family has found a WONDERFUL pediatric dentist. Did I should that loud enough? I mean WONDERFUL!!!

We have been seeing him for years! And when in Mesa, I never felt regretful for the ½ hour drive it took to see him. Now, we are just 7 minutes away. Even better!!!

My children will never experience the same experiences I did as a child in the dentist’s chair.

They love this place. There are movies, a playhouse and video games. But best of all is the dentist. He is kind and careful. It is obvious, through his and his staff's caring attentiveness, that they love the children they see.

Yesterday, B had to have 2 root canals and one filling. I kid you not. My little two-almost-three-year-old has little teeth that refuse to form properly. So, they basically crumble.

B had to be completely sedated with general anesthesia. Scary!! But I have to tell you, I always knew my baby was in good hands.

Hubby and I were able to hold her and cuddle her while she was going under. That was an experience I won’t soon forget. They gave her a shot instead of a mask. She cried for a few seconds, then started laughing her head off, then suddenly, completely out. With her eyes open. SO WEIRD!

Anyway, the anesthesiologist carried her off like she was his own little girl and pretty soon, we had our little girl back in our arms. With her teeth all fixed.

I am so grateful for skillful and kind doctors. Grateful B’s teeth are going to be well cared for. And SOOO grateful for Dr. Bret Quackenbush at Timber Falls Pediatric Dentistry. I can’t say enough!! Email me if you want the contact info!

Now, if B will stop playing with the little-itty-bitty silver crowns in the back of her mouth!

7 comments:

That Girl said...

Soooooooo glad it went well. And maybe I will have to call him ...

Emmy said...

Wow, that would be scary.. glad it went well.

Beth said...

B's teeth sound like what my Laura's teeth were like... Her big girl teeth are beautiful and strong... (she's 21) Anyway--it sure makes a huge difference when you get someone you trust!

Becky said...

I'm so glad you found a keeper of a dentist!

I went last week with Riley and he peppered the dental hygienist with about a million questions. She answered them all cheerfully. I wanted to give her a tip. Or a hug.

Kerrie McLoughlin said...

sorry, but thank God somebody else has a child with "bad" teeth. i hate going to the dentist and i HATE how much nitrous costs and our insurance won't cover it! i was so ashamed when my 3-year-old needed 2 major fillings in molars. thanks for telling it like it is!

Janan said...

I need the name of that dentist. Second, if it makes you feel any better, when I was a kid, the drive to the dentist was an hour. And, that was back in the day when we didn't have pediatric dentist, and they had all that LARGE stainless steel equipment! SCARY!! If you could pass on the name of the dentist.

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

I am soooo glad that, per your suggestion, I went with a pediatric dentist. We haven't had to do anything so far but go to check-ups but Gracie loves going and that is huge.

I'm so glad it all went smoothly with Bekah.