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my son is having a dental op this afty

(8 Posts)
windygalestoday Fri 25-Jul-08 10:34:50

my poor 14 yr old son in his quesst to get straight teeth has to have lots of his gums cut way at the hospital this afternoon.

some of his teeth are literally covered in gum and since he ws about 10 weve been on at dentists and doctors because you could see he had lumpy gums...we were with an ortho for more than 2 years she refused to treat him in the end without even recognising his teeth were under his gums because she said his gums were swollen and bleeding (they were swollen cos teeth were under them angryand bleeding cos if you stick a probe into healthy gum as she did it will bleed- so he was get a score of 9-10 off the hygeinist and she was still saying no - finally she refused to help us cos the gums were lumpy and the second teeth werent here yet (at 14)they were but hidden with gumshock.

so finally i emailed the dental hospital pleading for help and this is the stage where we are at but now im scared sad and hes scared too so im trying to act not scared none of my children have had ops- anyone gonna sypathise with me? or tell me to sort my act out?grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 25-Jul-08 10:37:15

It's always frightening having an operation, but there will be a gorgeous smile at the end of the treatment


Twiglett Fri 25-Jul-08 10:38:37

ok first off

he's going to be asleep (I assume isn't he?) and well medicated so reassure him that whilst it might be uncomfortable for a bit it will be well worth it in the end.

If he's been nil by mouth all day then he'll be hungry afterwards ... take soft soft food with you .. like yogurts in a cool pack and water

take a spare t-shirt in case he gets blood on his

remind him that it'll be all ok

my DS had 4 teeth removed and one capped at the grand old age of 6 .. he was fine

your 14 year old will be fine too

nerves are normal .. but allow for them and do it anyway .. anticipation is far worse

take a DS or something to play and a book

windygalestoday Fri 25-Jul-08 10:40:12

thanks im sat here bloody crying blush he has to go back in 2 weeks for the bottom gumssad then have 4 more teeth taken out (so far hes had 11 with one huge lot of 7 at a time shock removed (all healthy not decayed-but baby teeth)and then finlly he will get a brace im so looking forward to the day he can smile without feeling apprehensive grin.

windygalestoday Fri 25-Jul-08 10:42:54

twig they are just going to numb him i think shock

ive stoced up on super noodles (his favourite junk food) and ice pops.

your poor ds im shamd now sad

my dh is coming too and grandad is staying here looking after the other 2 children.

thanks twig smile

Twiglett Fri 25-Jul-08 10:48:56

well it's at the dental hospital so I'm sure they'll discuss it ... they could numb him, twilight sedation or GA (but only the latter if you've been told no food) .. the numbing is great and the best for him overall and I suppose he's old enough to just keep his mouth open (my DS vomited for a good 8 hours after his GA)

numbing will be fine

I wouldn't go for bitty food so if the noodles have anything in them avoid for the first couple of days ... and overcook them

my DS like your DS is just bloody unlukcy .. mine had no enamel on baby molars, and yours has gum issues

the dental hospitals are great though and they'll answer all and any questions

Twiglett Fri 25-Jul-08 10:49:41

you're crying for nerves

eyes on the prize windy ... short-term discomfort, life-long gain

windygalestoday Fri 25-Jul-08 10:54:48

thanks twig its awful isnt it? ds2 is 13 nearly perfect teeth straight white no fillings yet has v bad eyes !

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