Kids and tooth fillings
A friend has a 5 year old daughter with that needs a filling - no pain or anything, just a black dot apparently.
Dentist has told her that kids must be put under general anaesthetic to get the filling as kids can't keep still, so she's been told she's up for a day in a private hospital, plus the anaesthetist fee, plus of course the dentists fees.
Is this what other parents normally have to do? I had a filling about that age and some mobile van dentist just did it at school.
Her husband recently left her and I know she mentioned she has some concession card and gets some child care payment to supplement her work income. Does this help if she has to go under general? The father is penniless.