My DS is turning 6 today. He has been to several different dentists in our area, but never actually been examined. I am SURE you all can relate! Well, even though I brush his teeth 2x/day I am convinced he has something going on (possibly a cavity?). He really needs to see a dentist... The problem is 2 fold, he throws a fit, the staff freaks out. I am told "we'll try again next time" only when I call back they tell me they aren't equipped to deal with children who are special needs. So he has actually only made it though a dental trip once, and that was because he fell and broke a tooth so I physically restrained him for the xrays and exam. He was 3, so much smaller than he is now. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, do you think it would be reasonable to request his P-DR prescribe a couple of tranquilizers for situations like this or is he too young (this comes up every few months with blood draws too...)?