Dentist and the spectrum
This week we had an odd event occur. Our son has been to the dentist a total of three times. This is due mostly to me having to find a dentist that would work with him. Usually he is stressed out and fidgety. Yesterday he and his sister were scheduled for a cleaning. I always try to schedule them together so I only have to make one trip. This visit went completely different. Usually he is super clingy to me. He has extreme separation anxiety. This visit he was semi stressed until his name was called then he went with the tech by himself and had his teeth cleaned. I was told he did well and had no cavities. He also has issues with people touching him. His calmness shocked me!! The only bad part of the appointment was him going into the bathroom without me knowing and me Franticly searching because I thought he might have wandered off. I was preoccupied. With paperwork and took my eyes of him for half a minute!! That kid knows how to scare me I swear!!! Luckily he did not wander, just went potty 🙂 I am used to watching him like a hawk on preemptive strike.
His teachers said his wandering has dramatically reduced I might be inclined to believe them now. How have you other parents dealt with dental or other appointment or other issues?
This is just another sign that my little guy is growing up and gaining more skills and that makes me happy 🙂