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Posted by David on August 03, 2000 at 22:58:08:

In Reply to: Son checked out in dental chair yesterday posted by LPieters on August 01, 2000 at 22:28:09:

: My son was having a normal procedure done -- sealing 8 of his teeth. 30 minutes later the hygeniest came to get me and said "he's not responding to me" -- and he wasn't. He couldn't move any part of his body or could he barely speak. It took three of us to get him into my car. I took him to the ER and the DR thinks he may have fainted. Hearing other opinions tho' -- that this is something that Dentist experience with their patients. Can anyone give some insight?

Hey LPieters-
Sounds interesting, and a bit scary. Some possibilites:
1. Your son (you didn't say his age, but I'd guess around 12 years)
may have been "faking," but that would be hard to pull off in front
of experienced adults.
2. He may have fainted, but he should have "come to" fairly quickly
and not been so lethargic.
3. Maybe he had an allergic reaction to the laytex, or chemicals used
in the procedure. Is he allergic to cherries, bananas, rubber or laytex,
or had back surgery? If he does have allergies, you'd better watch out,
this is very serious.

You should get to the bottom of this matter, and get an answer as to
why this happened. His future dental treatment, and health may depend
upon it.

Good Luck-
David

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