My daughter Emma. Will only let them look in her mouth for a moment and brush her teeth with a regular tooth brush. The last time we went, she was having a sensory issue and wouldn't even let them look. I got a referral for a dentist who treats special needs kids and does sedated dentistry but I have yet to make the appointment. I don't know what to expect. I'm leary . Has anyone else taken their child for sedated dentistry?
My kiddo's dentist came to Children's hospital where my son was given anesthesia for dental purposes, twice, (he's nine). The dentist was able to clean, scrape, xray and pull teeth in order to prevent overcrowding. I take him to the dentist chair now and he is slowly tolerating more dental work.
My daughter is 11 and non verbal and on the severe side and she will only let you brush her teeth and even that is tough, she won't just let anyone do it. When we have cleanings done she goes into a children's hospital and they put her under to get it done. They do the cleaning and anything else they need to do. I go into the OR with her and hold her and hold the mask on her, she only lets me do it.
They said they wanted to try the papoose method where they wrap the child in a blanket and hold them down and then use bite blockers but we won't allow that. Once my daughter gets traumatized it takes forever to fix that so we won't do that type of thing.
I didn't know that was a choice for a regular dentist visit. When Kianna was around 4 ish, had some bad teeth that needed to pulled. (She wouldn't brush her teeth or let me and kept hitting the top 4 teeth.) She wouldn't let ANYONE look in her mouth. Finally found someone that knocked her out took x-rays pulled 6 teeth and cleaned the rest. Funny you should ask this question because she has an appointment tomorrow morning with the dentist. Not looking forward to it. I have to lay her on my lap and hold her arms and legs while someone else holds her head and the dentist tries to look at the teeth. I am praying she will let them look at her teeth and let them clean them.
LOL Who am I kidding. They don't like to force she the child to do something she doesn't wanna do. They just don't get her. If I did that approach she wouldn't go to the doctor ever or try new things. I will have to look into the sedation dentist. I know most places don't do it. (Just from calling around when she needed the teeth pulled.) Hope all goes well tomorrow for her. It always wears her out.