We’ve got a refugee staying with us. She’s been through a lot. More in the last two years than you or I will likely experience in a lifetime. She’s a little jittery. She’s normally calm when I’m with her, but can panic and bolt in a hurry if I’m not. She’s got a toothache. It’s likely an infection. She’ll probably do best with sedation, but I’m afraid she won’t be calm without me there. Would a dentist let me back with her if I promise to stay out of the way?
Angie M. – Michigan
Each dentist has a different protocol when it comes to having people back in the operatory with patients. However, most dentists who do sedation are dentist who exude compassion. They want to help anxious patients.
Call around and explain her situation. I’m sure you’ll have more than one dentist who will understand the situation completely and allow you back to be a comfort to her.
Hopefully, you will find a dentist that she can build a healthy relationship with.
I’m glad you’re there for her to help her heal and transition to a new, hopefully more peaceful, life.
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