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Posted 12/4/2012 by jenjie in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 12/4/2012 4:43:55 PM
My little guy finally had his follow up for his tooth abscess at the oral surgeon. Today they were supposed to sedate him and extract 3 teeth. Easy peasy, right?

DH goes back with him and I settle down in the waiting room. maybe10 minutes later I hear screaming. That is my child. It settles into a pattern of long scream, quiet, long scream, quiet... My heart hurts, my ears hurt, I want to go outside to get away from it but I resist. I pray that we don't get kicked out of yet another dental office. I hope DH is doing a decent job of squelching the urge to throw him out the window.

I go to the counter/window to apologize for all the noise. Btw it's worse because there are no carpets so sounds are magnified. (I could hear every word the office girls were saying behind the closed window. I did inform them) she says, "it's ok, it's over and the doctor is still standing."

DS got freaked out and wouldn't wear the oxygen tube, so they couldn't sedate him. So they had to use a local anesthetic and DH held him down. The doctor said he will be sore tomorrow from DH holding him. They ended up pulling 4 teeth. They were thisclose to sending him to the hospital for the procedure.

he got a doctor's note to be home til Friday, and he is supposed to be on a liquid diet for a week. I didn't see that coming. His birthday party was scheduled for Saturday! We already rescheduled fit
January. This has been a long and stressful day.


~Jen


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Posted: 12/4/2012 4:53:56 PM
So sorry for all of you. It's behind you now. Hope he heals up lickety split (got out my favorite old lady word just for you).




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Posted: 12/4/2012 4:57:01 PM
was that for my kerfluffle from the other day?


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Posted: 12/4/2012 6:43:19 PM
You need the liquid diet!!!

Ds is a severe dental phobe, as well. Shots don't bother him at all, never had, not even as an infant. But try to put anything in his mouth.....

Luckily our dentist has a ds just like ds.

Have a strong drink!

Cathy


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Posted: 12/4/2012 7:34:47 PM
Lol I don't drink, but if I did, today would be the day!

We are definitely following the liquid diet. That's why we rescheduled his party. Thanks for letting me know the importance though.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 7:52:53 PM
Oh no! Sounds like they did not have him sedated properly before doing the extraction! Poor kid!



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Posted: 12/4/2012 7:57:17 PM
Oh big hugs! I hope he heals quickly!

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Posted: 12/4/2012 7:58:04 PM
Poor baby!

One of my friends gives her son a sedative pill (Xanax maybe?) about an hour before dental procedures (prescribed by the pediatrician, not just randomly). Maybe you could ask about that in the future.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 8:05:52 PM
Hugs for all of you. I'm so sorry. This is so difficult for Mom, Dad and child...., but then I don't have to tell you that.

We have to have our 3 1/2 year old grandson under general to take care of a cavity that is close to the nerve. He needs the tooth for a while. He is just like me...teeth close together and difficult to keep flossed.

At 5 years old, I was booted out of two dentists offices before finding one that we kept for the rest of my youth. I had one that had to be pulled because my mouth was crowded.

Then, I had to have my baby molars pulled so the other ones would come through. Since this was in the 1950's, I have no idea what they would give me, but it kept me quiet until they could get me numb enough. I remember as if it was yesterday.


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Posted: 12/4/2012 8:32:16 PM
Oh my no child should have to go through that during a dental procedure. My son had tons of dental work done and many many abcessed teeth. The dentist always gave us meds to take before the appointment to relax him. If he has to under go another procedure ask for meds.





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Posted: 12/4/2012 8:49:01 PM

Oh no! Sounds like they did not have him sedated properly before doing the extraction! Poor kid!


Do you mean to say that maybe he was not properly numb? If so, I would say that I doubt it. I had to have teeth removed as a teenager,and I remember that even though I was definitely properly numb, it was still painful (the force needed to get them out made my jaw hurt, not the gum area). It was also a little bit disturbing/traumatic, even though I was numb. It is just not a fun procedure, any way you spin it!

Sorry your little guy had to do this. Ice cream is a must for post-tooth extraction!


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Posted: 12/4/2012 10:03:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestions of a relaxer beforehand for next time. I will have to look into that for sure! I don't think he could feel anything, dh said he had about 6 shots in the gums. But ds freaks out if he is scared. He is my most stubborn child. I really hope he learns to use that stubbornness for good and not evil. I asked him afterward if all the fussing was worth it, and he said yes.

I stated in OP that they were unable to sedate him because he refused to accept the oxygen tube. But he was definitely given novocaine or whatever version they give.

Many thanks to those who shared their own horror stories. It helps to know we're not alone.

I am surprised but his mouth doesn't hurt. I gave him Tylenol anyway and won't be surprised if he wakes me up overnight.



~Jen

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