My 5-year-old son has 3 cavities between his molars. We have been going to a general dentist, and with this new problem, we went for a consult with a pediatric dentist. They said that with all such cases they do stainless steel crowns, not fillings. They did not seem to suggest that his decay was so extensive that he needed the crowns, only that they do that in all cases in order to prevent further decay and because of moving and shifting baby teeth, which could make fillings fall out. Is this an extreme measure? Do I need a second opinion? My son has two cousins his age, who have gotten fillings in the same circumstances and I feel like this is extreme. Also, what recommendations are there for sedation? I want a little as possible, without making this a traumatic situation for my son. I have him scheduled for the crowns and sealants, with oral sedation in about a week and have sort of a bad feeling about it. I do not want to jump into a huge dental procedure that might not be necessary, when a few fillings might be okay. Any advice or direction would be very appreciated! Thanks!