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    Default 10month old under General Anaesthetic

    [QUOTE=IhaveYourToaster;6998703]I'm sorry to hear your little DD is going through the same thing. Which paediatric dentist are you seeing?


    I'm So glad to hear it is all over for your little one! We were referred to PY Lai at kids dental. Can I ask where you went and also be cheeky and ask how much it cost? We have private health insurance but I'm not sure how much we will be out of pocket. I wish it was all over for my dd too!

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    We went to Dr Linnett at Brisbane Paediatrics in Eight Mile Plains. I am yet to claim as I have lost my NIB card but we paid $125 for consult (got $93 back), $563 for extraction and $400 for anaesthetist. We get 75% back so I'm guessing we'll get about $700 back for the actual procedure.
    So not too bad.
    What happened to your poor DDs toothy peg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen2010 View Post
    Great to hear all went well with your little man...you all deserve a nice relaxing day and some sleep. Well done with the gas, you are braver woman than I x
    Thank you, I'm glad it's over. Just about to curl up and have a nap with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IhaveYourToaster View Post
    We went to Dr Linnett at Brisbane Paediatrics in Eight Mile Plains. I am yet to claim as I have lost my NIB card but we paid $125 for consult (got $93 back), $563 for extraction and $400 for anaesthetist. We get 75% back so I'm guessing we'll get about $700 back for the actual procedure.
    So not too bad.
    What happened to your poor DDs toothy peg?
    Just thought I'd let you know that we only got $125 back for the extraction and $188 (from medicare) for the anaesthetist. This was under top cover as well. So out of pocket $700!

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    Well I think I am still in shock with the news we got from our appointment. Basically dd is apparently prone to 'softer teeth' so pretty much all of her teeth need work I have spent the week feeling guilty and like the worst mother ever. Apparently it was because of breastfeeding overnight which I still do and have never thought anything of it but the combination of her softer teeth and bf during the night is a recipe for disaster. So basically we got a $4000 quote.... She has 'extensive' damage which needs to be fixed. I still feel sick about it. I have been so crazy about brushing her teeth ever since she got them and she has a good diet etc but the dentist said it really wouldn't matter what i did as it would have happened this way anyways.
    So phi will only cover $1500... Which I spose is better than nothing. And then we get some back from Medicare for the anesthetist but I think all up out I pocket we will be in the region of $2000 I would of course pay triple to make sure she wasn't in any pain but it's still a shock.

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    Nursing caries? I read an interesting article on this in the current edition of the ABA magazine. Dispelling the myths sort of article. Am in bed now, but if you want more info let me know.. I'd be getting a second opinion, to be sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBamumma View Post
    Well I think I am still in shock with the news we got from our appointment. Basically dd is apparently prone to 'softer teeth' so pretty much all of her teeth need work
    If she is prone to softer teeth, then I doubt it's anything you've done or not done that has made it worse. Breastfeeding overnight does not affect teeth like bottle feeding. The issue with bottle feeding overnight is when a parent leaves a bottle in the childs mouth in bed & they suck on it potentially for hours, not giving the mouth a chance to get rid of the milk that is going around the teeth. I assume your dd isn't constantly BFing overnight at 2, but even if she was it isn't as bad as formula in a bottle left with a bub/toddler.

    I would actually be making sure it's not something else that needs addressing. Is she absorbing calcium ok? Is her vitamin d level ok? 2 is pretty young to need extensive dental work, I would be seeing the GP and discussing whether a paediatrician review would be useful. She will probably still need the dental work, but I'd be wanting to make sure there's nothing else that needs to be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wannaBamumma View Post
    Well I think I am still in shock with the news we got from our appointment. Basically dd is apparently prone to 'softer teeth' so pretty much all of her teeth need work I have spent the week feeling guilty and like the worst mother ever. Apparently it was because of breastfeeding overnight which I still do and have never thought anything of it but the combination of her softer teeth and bf during the night is a recipe for disaster. So basically we got a $4000 quote.... She has 'extensive' damage which needs to be fixed. I still feel sick about it. I have been so crazy about brushing her teeth ever since she got them and she has a good diet etc but the dentist said it really wouldn't matter what i did as it would have happened this way anyways.
    So phi will only cover $1500... Which I spose is better than nothing. And then we get some back from Medicare for the anesthetist but I think all up out I pocket we will be in the region of $2000 I would of course pay triple to make sure she wasn't in any pain but it's still a shock.
    If left untreated does this affect her adult teeth?


 

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