Jack has two cavities and I need advice please!
Jack is petrified of shots – I mean he looses sleep over it. He was at the dentist the other day and he has two cavities. The hygienist told me how they use nitrous and I was super excited thinking that he would not need shots – I don’t know why I thought that. I double checked today and yes he will be getting shots.
The little girl I watch had this same scenario a couple of months ago and she flipped out mid procedure and her mom had to lie on the chair and hold her while they finished (they had already started so they needed to finish). So I am even more nervous now.
When Jack asked about shots I told him about wearing an elephant mask (the nitrous) but that he would not need shots.
What do I do now? If I tell him there will be shots he will freak out and become preoccupied by that but I also feel like if I don’t tell him and he sees it during the fillings that he will scream and not trust me.
I am so freaking anxious about this now. His appointment is May 12.
And advice is greatly appreciated.