My 6 year old son has been going to a dentist every 6 months for exams and x-rays, and has had perfect teeth thus far. Today, due to insurance changes, we chose a different dentist and was told that he has 3 cavities (small and seen only on x-ray) and needs 3 sealants. I am concerned because she now wants to do sedation, three fillings and three sealants which seems to be quite a process (not only for my son but also financially). Is it really necessary to do fillings on baby teeth that cavities were only able to be detected by x-ray? And, how necessary are sealants?
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