So theres someone I'm acquaintances with, but we used to be friends for 15 years until a year ago. She's posted on Facebook (I know, here we go! another FB judging thread) that her child who is 5 has had to go to the dental hospital in severe pain, which has turned out to be holes in their teeth. Apparently the child has to have two fillings and two teeth pulled out? I thought this was a pretty extreme thing to do to a child that just has holes in their teeth? I also though it was more of a common practise that was done frequently in the past but not so much now with dental advances in the past 30 years?
Yesterday she was saying how bad she feels and that she barely gave her child anything sugary and always got him to brush his teeth. I know she never brushed his teeth at night when I was friends with her (she believes that you dont need to at night, her words) and she also was always giving sugary drinks and food like lollies etc since they was about 18 months old.
Now, I'm trying my best not to put my judgy pants on as I know this must be really hurting her seeing her son like this, but really, a child that needs to get teeth pulled out at the age of 5? I understand needing fillings as most kids will need them eventually to prevent more decay, but surely theres more to it than shes leading on? I feel really bad for her child but I don't really feel bad for her, shes the adult, she fed him and buys him food and drink (which I know is mean, but true) because she must have known giving her child heaps of crap from such a young age wasnt going to do good to his teeth?
Is this common for children to have their teeth pulled out, this is the second child under 10 whos had to have teeth pulled out that I know of this year!
Or was I lucky growing up to just only get away with fillings? Also will the childs adult teeth grow through even though their baby teeth have been removed?