CP and Dental Problems
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Amy - posted on 05/26/2012
hi i have a son who has cerebral palsy plus other things as well.he is non verbal as well. it is so hard 2 even try & get a brush in his mouth & he has had 2 bottom teeth fall out in the last month & his top teeth r just as bad they r a very brown & dark color . we have tried everything 2 get him to open his mouth but he just refuses 2 open his mouth. he hates us even trying to touch his mouth he will nt even take medication by mouth.we have been to the dentist but they said that there is nothing they can do at the moment cause we have 2 get his medical condition sorted out 1st. he keeps bringing up whatever he eats or drinks & eats he will bring up & re swallow it. any help on trying to get his mouth open would be really helpful.
Talithalindsey89 - posted on 05/25/2012
Hello... my name is Talitha, I'm 23 with Cerebral Palsy... and am having to. Get dentures. Because my teeth are decaying at a remarkable rate... I have brush my teeth at least once daily if not twice... while my condition may not be as exstreme or small.. as most... I have a speech impediments .. my tongue can only go in forward motion añd as I have been recently told
Heather - posted on 01/12/2010
My son has CP & has also had A LOT of dental problems! He had reflux pretty bad as an infant/toddler, and his teeth were actually decaying as they erupted. He's also very orally sensitive and barely opens his mouth, so we couldn't even see what was going on in there until it got pretty bad. Poor kid is now 5 & hardly has any teeth! Because of his extreme sensitivity, they can't get x-rays, even if he's sedated he still moves too much, so we're just crossing our fingers his adult teeth come in ok. He goes to the dentist every 3 months now instead of the normal 6, so they can keep a closer eye on him & catch any problems earlier. Good luck to you, and if you have any questions feel free to contact me as we have been through it!
Dana - posted on 01/12/2010
My daughter is 24 and born with CP. She has always been put to sleep as and outpatient in the hospital even for routine work. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful pediatric dentist that specialized with special needs children. He taught me to hold her mouth open by pushing her chin down with the palm of my other hand, this kept her from biting or pushing the toothbrush out of her mouth (she was still able to some but it cut it down alot).
Patty - posted on 01/11/2010
My cerebral palsy daughter has to be knocked out every two years so the dentist can go in and do rutine work. My daughter is so sensitive about her head that we usually can't even run our fingers threw her hair without her blowing up.
Claire - posted on 01/09/2010
our 2 children 7yrs and 4yrs hate going to the dentist we have to hold on to them tightly as they try and get away from her (the dentist) our eldest has slight cp but cannot talk but makes lots of noises and our youngest has developmental delay he also cannot talk so we have problems with him too he slipped on a table and broke his top front teeth which were his milk ones so they took them out so that they don't affect the second ones coming through. The dentist has prescribed sodium flouride tablets for them to take to strengthen the enamel on their teeth hope this helps
Tiffany - posted on 01/08/2010
My son has 2 go 2 the dentist soon but I think he will have some problems also he already has had some cavaties n I brush his teeth but it's kind of hard because he allows me 2 do so but he tries 2 bite down n kind of pushes the toothbrush out his mouth so I do understand what you're goin through.
Shelly - posted on 01/07/2010
That is what the dentist explained to me is going to happen when she goes in. She is 3 1/2. they are going to have to pull some bottom teeth cause of crowding and cap tops and back molars. She will have to be put to sleep as well. It is taking forever for them to call and tell us where she is on the list. But I know that is will be well worth it in the end.
Kymberly - posted on 01/07/2010
My daughter had to have dental surgery because of the tooth decay. They put her to sleep She had to have crowns put on her front 4 teeth and 4 platinum on her back teeth. They had to fix her teeth as much as they could before the crowns were put on. Her teeth are so much better now that we had the work done. The only drawback to this is that she had to be put to sleep and she was only 3 at the time. She is 4 now and things are so mcuh better. As them about toohe paste when you go or call your dentist. Because I was apprentaly using the wrong tooth paste for her. Make sure it has floride in it! But only use a small. If you need anymore info let me know. Hope this is helpful :)
Shelly - posted on 01/07/2010
My daughter doesnt have CP, she is undiagnosed. but she has horrible teeth. They are almost all decayed to some point, se has lost all the enamel on the upper front teeth, and her back molars are starting to pit. We are on a waiting list with UCSF dental for her to go under andhave surgery and get some pulled. I am just hoping that her adult teeth are not this bad. how has your daughters teeth been since the work was done?
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