My 2 year old broke her teeth.

Meredith - posted on 05/12/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My daughter broke nearly 1/4 off of each of her 2 front teeth. Should I get them fixed...which involves anesthesia? She speaks a ton and I'm worried how this will effect it plus I'm worried about her getting made fun of in school (she won't lose them for at least 5 years). Also right now she seems to be timid about eating (she usually eats a ton).

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Tina - posted on 05/14/2009

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Check with the dentist, but since she will be losing these baby teeth by the age of 5, it should not be a problem. Make sure the permanent teeth have not been affected. The short time you will be at the dentist will be a lot better than a life long amount of dental problems if you do not do anything at all.

Tammy - posted on 05/14/2009

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HI. Is she really nervous is that why you think she may need sedating? I have recently seen this and we didnt use any sedation, but the little girl was a few years older. If she will just sit ok in the chair then i dont see why they should us any sedation...but then again i dont really know the situation. We dont do general at our practice at all. I know you are nervous for your little girl and i totally understand but what you get done now will help her for the future. Has your Dentist said he will put her under general?

Meredith - posted on 05/14/2009

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Meghan I took her to the dentist immediately. He thinks we should fix it. I'm just so nervous about anesthesia. Tammy, is general really necessary? Can't he do conscious sedation?

Meghan - posted on 05/12/2009

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yes take her to the dentist!!!what if she has done something to the nerves in her teeth and that is why she not eating alot!this is your child here, dont worry about anesthesia just get them fixed.and quick. by the sounds of what you have said you know you need to take her. :o)

Tammy - posted on 05/12/2009

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Im a dental nurse and i do suggest you get them looked at, the dentist may be able to build them up...without using an injection etc. Like you said she will have these teeth for quite a while yet and as they have been damaged they could start causing her pain, especially with hot/cold things. They may build them up with a white material and the children at school will never tell. Good luck x

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