The problem is that the dentist says he is too young for the gas because he can't keep the mask on.So the options are strapping him down without sedation which seems cruel or general anesthesia which scares me immensely! Thank you I have a special needs son and we have done both.They squirted something up his nose to make him drowsy and then set up an IV for the general anesthesia.
If you are not going to stop at least brush the child's teeth every time after breastfeeding --- and ESPECIALLY at night.
Also floss their teeth once a day using little kid flossers.
There were, of course, risks involved with the anesthesia and he had a really hard time coming out of it, but overall the benefits greatly outweighed the costs for us. I cannot address the issue of nursing or how your child came to have so many cavities at such a young age.
I did want to let you know that I had general anesthesia on my child to fill 6 teeth and it actually went pretty well.
It was expensive but much less traumatic than more recently when he needed one filling and the dentist did it with him awake and scared.
laura General anesthesia is scary to most people, and nobody wants it for themselves or their children unless absolutely necessary.
I am heartbroken, and could really use some advice. My 2- year-old needed a partial root canal (and crown) and 4 other small cavities filled.
I struggled with the idea of general anesthesia, but ultimately was SO glad we went ahead with it. I think he would have been totally terrorized and traumatized if he had had any idea what was going on during his procedure. That night he even said '' That was a fun trip to the dentist'' because all he could remember was playing with the trains in the waiting area.
Needless to say, he recognizes the dentist office now and he becomes fretfully as we wait our turn. However, the screaming session seem to get shorter at each visit. The only way to fix the cavities would be to use general anesthesia for the procedure.
I've been to two experienced pediatric dentists and they can offer no other alternatives. Does anyone know of any other holistic approaches to this situation??? I'm sorry I can't offer any advice on holistic approaches. I know you are facing a difficult and very worrisome situation.
In terms of the issue at hand you may have 2 choices: 1.