Cue my emotional overreaction-Max has a……CAVITY! That’s right, being lax with tooth brushing, especially after his bed time snack (and back in the day when we let him fall asleep with his milk bottle in his mouth) has led to exactly the outcome you expect. Its a big ‘un, too, on the back molar.
The appointment for the pediatric dentist will get made tomorrow, and it will loom in my mind until the appointment is finished and he’s fine. The added stress bonus is that they’ll sedate Max to do the filling, and I’ve developed a mild fear of anesthesia. I know he’ll be fine, but I wish I would have worked harder to prevent this from happening to my special little guy. And he was so good at the dentist, so cooperative and cheerful. I am the sad.