My daughters pediatric dentist wants her to be put to sleep have 6 cavaties capped and crowned. It is not a matter of finances but is this safe for a 22mo.old? I am soo scared to have anything injected into her please help!!!!

Keara - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I am waiting to hear back from her regular pediatrician because he has been seeing her since birth. Is this the right thing to do? I talked to my dentist's nurse yesterday and her son had it done. I asked the reason and she said it will prevent toothaches in the future before her big girl teeth come in,but that doesnt comfort me about having her be put to sleep.

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Firebird - posted on 10/02/2011

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It's actually very common to have a child that young put under for extensive procedures like that. It isn't about the child having possible anxiety. They need to be still, and it's unlikely that a wide awake 2 year old will be willing to sit still for what could take a couple of hours.

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Wendy - posted on 10/02/2011

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Keara this makes sence to me you are never going to get a 22 month old to sit still for one...and secondly this will be a hugh event at the dentist coming from a person that is seriously afraid of the dentist you dont want her association with this to ruin her future with the dentist...im a freak i have to be put asleep for anything at dentist....my girls thankfuly have always had good experiances starting with happy visits at 3 years old...today 15 and 22 they get minor fillings with no freezing at all!

User - posted on 10/02/2011

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I agree with a second opinion. I wouldn't want to have my child put out for dentistry. They can be sedated to take the edge off of the anxiety. I think that's alot of time and work for one sitting and wouldn't do that. BTW, my dad was a dentist. I KNOW he wouldn't have opted for that for us kids.

Keara - posted on 09/30/2011

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for sure on that it was our first visit. He was so cold and berrating I felt like the worst mom in the world by the time I got outta ther belive me I placed a complaint and we will be finding someone new.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/30/2011

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I despise when doctors make parents feel like they caused a problem. Sure, there are things that we can do to change habits, and make things better, but often hind sight is 20/20. We need support from the medical community to help get us in the right direction when we need it, not berate us for not doing things perfectly. Maybe you should find a new dentist who will not act like an ass.

Keara - posted on 09/30/2011

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Thank You and surely as a mother you can relate to the feeling of "its my fault or Ive done something wrong". I am emberrased b/c thta is how the dentist made me feel like I am a bad mom. I think as mothers we question our abblities daily. I was just so shocked that her teeth were that bad,it literally breaks my heart. Thank you sorry for snapping at you.Just under soo...much pressure but then again who isnt right? have a blessed day

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/30/2011

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WOW! I was not attacking, just a genuine concerned comment, and suggestions. Knowing that you have genetically bad teeth is all the more reason to take care of them accordingly. Yes, putting them to bed with a bottle of milk is very bad for teeth. It is good that you are addressing the issue now. That is what counts. Getting them fixed is probably your best option to make sure they stay healthy, but get a second opinion to ease your mind.

Somethings are hereditary, but also somethings are preventable.

Keara - posted on 09/30/2011

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well ther is a history of bad teeth. Ive had bad teeth my whole life only have 12 of my original teeth left. We regurlarly brush her teeth and she has a very healthy diet,but my mistake was putting her to bed with a milk bottle. that has dfntly been cut out. Apprceciate u answering but dont like the attack mode like its my fault. Some things are hereditary.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/30/2011

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Well, you can always consult another dentist for a second opinion. That would be wise. Also, I have to address this, a 22 month old having that many cavities???? WOWZA! I hope there is a diet change in progress, and more oral hygiene in place.

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