Child's tooth needing a silver cap
My 2 year old had a visible cavity on her back molar that a well-liked pediatric Portland dentist declined to treat with a filling until she was 3 years old. Me only having one child and no experience with this, didn't think this was unusual at the time. Fast forward 6 months (she is still not 3) and this tooth has quickly gotten to the point of awful looking and rotten despite good daily dental hygeine. Now the same dentist says she needs a "mini-root canal" and a silver cap placed with IV sedation. Besides the issues here that I was told to wait until she was 3 and I am now questioning this dentist's lack of proactivity, my daughter is a very particular child (especially when it comes to anything visual... ie clothing colors, stickers, jewelry, hair bands) and will FREAK OUT with a silver cap on her tooth. I don't see this as something that she would easily adjust too.
Does anyone know of a good pediatric dentist that uses other alternatives besides silver caps in the Portland area? This dentist (who I won't name because she is very well liked, and I am sure she probably does good work), says I would have to go to Gresham to get something other than a silver cap and that all pediatric dentists in Portland will only use silver.
Cost is not an issue here. We have private dental insurance.