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Why won't a dentist see my son before he's 3?
Jeremy NM
Dear Jeremy in New Mexico…

I agree that a child should be seen upon the eruption of the first tooth. And I can appreciate your frustration in not being able to get a dental visit. I have a few suggestions to help you. First, look in your phone book's yellow pages and see if any pediatric dentists are listed; if not, call your local dental society and ask them to help you. You can also call your pediatrician's office and ask them for the name of a dentist who they've worked with that sees young children. You are right in wanting your child to be seen early, since a lot of decay can be prevented through an early visit to the dentist.
Gregory F. George D.D.S.