Yikes! My daughter went for a check-up today since she was complaining of tooth pain. The dentist said she had 8 cavities all in her molars and they all need to be filled.
I was talking with my SIL this evening and she said that her dentist has more of a "wait and see" attitude toward cavities. He watched them for a while and if they weren't getting any bigger, he didn't do anything about them. (This is HER dentist - not her child's.)
Does that sound right? I always thought a cavity needs to be filled, regardless of the size. Now I'm just second guessing everything that I was told today and hope that this dentist was being truthful with me and not just out for $$$.
Anyway, the dentist just fixed the largest of the cavities today - the one that was causing the pain. We have an appointment next week to get the rest fixed. Maybe I should go and get a 2nd opinion?
Thanks for the input.