Kiwi is scared of getting her teeth filled. She flips out at a cleaning. She's had regular cleanings since she was 2 and has freaked out each time. They've tried filling in the office and so far have only gotten one done. She even bit the dentist's finger once!
They are wanting to put her to sleep and take care of them all at once. Seems like a good idea.
But, she has had two heart surgeries in March, and we are weary of putting her to sleep again. We just don't want to go through that, the waiting for her to wake up.
The first surgery was planned and it was hard for us, the second emergency and harder.
Are we overreacting? It scares us to think of her being put under a third time, but I don't want her teeth to rot out before she even looses them. All of them are baby teeth and I've heard that bad cavities in baby teeth can affect adult ones. The cavities are a side effect of the meds she was on.
Answer by motherofhope98 at 8:57 AM on Jun. 27, 2010
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:46 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Yes depending on how many and how deep absolutely. This can be painful and traumatic. Around five my daughter had a deformity in one back tooth, it was like a cavity but it just grew in that way. They dentist put her under but this was a large cavity that needed repair in the very back her mouth. Had she been awake they wouldn't have been able to fix it properly.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:48 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by MizLee at 5:59 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by QandA at 5:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
No. Unless they are adult teeth I wouldn't worry about it. Most dentists are not certified Anestiologists. It is way too dangerous especially if she has other health probs also.
Answer by matthewscandi at 5:50 PM on Jun. 26, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 12:48 AM on Jun. 27, 2010