Re: Question about dental work in 3 year old?
My son had to have 7 teeth removed because of the nighttime juice thing, and i felt like such a bad mom for not stopping the juice sooner, but hey, these things happen.
Anyways, i am not sure how it is in the USA, but from where i live, my son was put under for the procedure, at the dentist's office. THe dentist was a pediatric dentist, and he had an anesthesiologist there who was also an internist, so that if anything did go wrong, all the equipment and knowledge was there. Thank god nothing went wrong though. Unfortunately for me, i was unable to go with my son to the dentist's, so my parents had to take him, and i am actually very happy for that, because i am normally a calm person, but i would not have been through that.
But, the moral behind this post...lol....is that the previous poster is right when they mentioned that not having the teeth fixed soon enough can affect the second set of teeth that come in.
Another thing too, and that my son's dentist mentioned, is that baby teeth do not have roots attached to them, so the child does not feel if he has a cavity or needs say a root canal for instance, until the second set of teeth come in. That is the honest to goodness truth, you can ask any dentist or read any article regarding that and it will say that...
At any rate, although it is awful to see your little one need dental work, it is a fact of life.