For some people, going to the dentist can be a traumatizing experience, one that is filled with stress, anxiety and pain. For children, it can be even worse, especially when dentists forcibly strap them down.
According to ABC affiliate WSB-TV, the father of a five-year-old girl recently discovered her all alone and physically restrained to a table in an exam room.
She was there to get a tooth pulled, but the dentist wouldn’t let her dad into the room to comfort her.
While James Crow and his mother were sitting in the waiting room at Smiles-R-Us in Carrollton, Georgia, they heard screaming. That’s when he rushed into the back and was shocked at what he saw.
“This little girl was frightened, I had to carry her out, she was shaking so bad,” her grandmother, Evelyn Crow, told WSB-TV.
A spokesperson for the Georgia Board of Dentistry said the restraints are absolutely legal and that there are not any laws on when dentists can use them.
It’s safe to say that this particular trip to the dentist didn’t help ease the fear of future visits.
What would you do if you found your child in this situation?