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My daughter needs to be sedated...UPDATE

Posted by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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Hi ladies, I have a concern and need advice.

My daughter has an appointment today to the dentist, she has a cavity that couldn't be fixed at her regular dentist, because she wouldn't cooperate.  Now I have to bring her to a pediatric dentist who will sedate her.

Has anyone done this before to their children?

How safe is it? 

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE:  Well I took her and she behaved like a big girl, the dentist decided not to sedate her and started working on her, he did the little numbing lotion and then a needle, she complaint a little but nothing much... then when she heard the drill she freaked out, her body was stiff (i was holding her leg so she could know I was right next to her) and she started crying, she couldnt do much because they placed something in her mouth so she wouldnt close it, I saw the whole thing and was traumatized :/   the dentist was done in about 25 min. he put a cap on her baby molar.   once done she got up and hugged me while crying for a while.... then the dentist turns to me and says :  "She is a good candidate for sedation because she gets very nervous"   I almost smacked him >;/   now you say that?!  I dont know how to feel because on one hand he did not put more meds in her and it was a quick fix, but on the other hand she is traumatized and saying she wont go to the dentist again.

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lovingmommy4316
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:40 PM
my dd came out fine. she had to be sedated for a cavity b/c of where it was, and put under to have tonsils an adnoids removed. but every child is different. there is always a chance of side effects and stuff, its unavoidable .
proudmommy690
by Christa on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Good luck.
yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Thank you... I sure hope everything goes smooth.

Quoting lovingmommy4316:

my dd came out fine. she had to be sedated for a cavity b/c of where it was, and put under to have tonsils an adnoids removed. but every child is different. there is always a chance of side effects and stuff, its unavoidable .


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yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Thank you :)

Quoting proudmommy690:

Good luck.


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Pammi86
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM

They sedated my dd when they put her tubes in. She did just fine!

lovingmommy4316
by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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I am sure it will be okay. I was really nervous about see surgery. But that's just our overly protective motherly instinct kicking in !
Keep me updated... I am here if you need to talk to be destracted so you will worry less


Quoting yvonne37:

Thank you... I sure hope everything goes smooth.

Quoting lovingmommy4316:

my dd came out fine. she had to be sedated for a cavity b/c of where it was, and put under to have tonsils an adnoids removed. but every child is different. there is always a chance of side effects and stuff, its unavoidable .


yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM

aaww.. how old was she? 

Quoting Pammi86:

They sedated my dd when they put her tubes in. She did just fine!


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suziejax
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:01 PM

she will be fine 

yvonne37
by Platinum Member on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Thanks Suzie :)

Quoting suziejax:

she will be fine 


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Okay baby...time to come out now!!
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by on Sep. 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM

My daughter had to have a majority of her teeth capped (father's side of the family has horrible enamel problems), and had to go under at a hospital for the procedure. She came out of it just fine, and is doing great now as well. No lasting issues.

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