Re: root canal on a 3 yr old
my grandson had six or seven root canals or baby root canals around 3 or 4 yrs of age. My daughter was SO uptight about her love life and lack of income that it was just too much for her to brush his teeth for him. He'd come over my house in the mornings on occasion w/a bag of candy. It would make it easier on my daughter to just toss him some candy & drive him over.
I took him to a huge clinic loaded with kids. They had a big room full of dental chairs. Cost me around 3 thousand dollars since she hadn't gotten around to getting him assistance at that time. He has a spacer and at least one stainless crown; his porcelain crowns came off and his new teeth came in very nicely--thank God. They've never been really white but they're straight.
Sometimes he came out crying, sometimes sleeping; they gave him some sort of relaxant that isn't approved of by all pediatric dentists. Very sad experience and avoidable. My heart goes out to him. He's eight now.