In early December, Slater's 5-year-old son, Liam, had his first-ever trip to the dentist only to find out he had ten cavities.

"His teeth are REALLY close together," said Dr. Gamache from Berkshire Pediatric Dentistry, as I embarrassingly explained to her why this was his first trip to the dentist.

"We see this all the time," she explained.

I had two options to get this resolved. One, schedule five or six appointments to lidocaine, drill and fill and/or cap his sugar bugged teeth; or two, have him undergo general anesthesia and have it done in one fell swoop.

Neither option I was incredibly excited about, but after careful consideration and consultation, I opted for the latter.

We walked into the Crane Center on Monday around 8 a.m. and met with the nurse, dentist, and anesthesiologist, all of whom were super nice and assured me that my five-year-old son who just lost his mother to cancer in November would be fine.

I bring up his mother (my now deceased wife, Jorja) for a reason. She had undergone so many procedures in her three year battle with cancer that required general anesthesia and here I was so soon and once again in ANOTHER waiting room nervously awaiting a nurse to come out and tell me my son "did great" and was waiting for me in the recovery room.

Well, that happened. He did fine. In the short video below, he would like to thank all involved, especially Dr. Neha Das from Berkshire Pediatric Dentistry.

 

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