It's All Okay

Just a mom blogging about life with an autistic child.

Location: Canada

I'm a stay at home mom with two boys. Patrick is my youngest and has ASD.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dentist woes

We've always tried so hard to brush and floss Patrick's teeth. Well, it turns out I havn't been flossing enough at the back and he's got cavities. Baby teeth, but still they'll need to be fixed since he'll have them still for a while.

His cleaning went...ok. Much better than last time. Still not as good as the first time. They showed him the mask he would wear when he comes in for the filling. Good Lord, this is going to be a nightmare. For me anyway. Patrick is a bit curious because he thinks the mask makes him look and sound like Darth Vader. Hey, whatever gets him through it. I explained about "sleepy juice" to make it so that when the dentist uses his tools the teeth would be asleep and it wouldn't hurt. I'm thinking the "sleepy juice" ie. freezing will be the toughest part of this. Here's hoping he's relaxed enough from the gas.



Blogger Casdok said...

All i can say is good luck. I think in some ways the dentist experience is worse for us mums or rather the biuld up as we know whats going to happen.
Fingers crossed for you both!!

Tue Jan 22, 09:40:00 AM 2008  
Anonymous fw2 said...

Check your email.

We're going "under".. there's no way the 6yr is having his teeth done in the chair.

Eldest has had excellent cleanings, tooth pulled, and coating on back molars in the chair.

Good luck.


Tue Jan 22, 12:19:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Marla said...

Good luck! Maizie had to have hers done inpatient due to lack of cooperation and extensive work needed done. They put her to sleep and did everything all at once. Like you, I could not get her to brush and flossing is a joke. There is no way she tolerates that on a regular basis. Just brushing her teeth can be a war. Luckily, our dentist seems to understand this and does not lecture me too much. Over time she has gotten better. Try not to worry, like Casdok said it can be hardest on mom.

Tue Jan 22, 12:36:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Maddy said...

Now don't go blaming yourself for this one dearie, although come to think of it, for this time only I'll allow you to blame the gene pool. Lets face it, some people have crap teeth - are you sure you don't have British genes in there somewhere?

Can't you think of at least a dozen people who have the most perfect teeth and don't take care of them at all?

My pal's son had to have a full anesthetic for the extraction of six baby teeth - she was heart broken but so many of [us] just have poor teeth - very poor.

Best wishes

Wed Jan 23, 02:43:00 PM 2008  
Anonymous Maddy said...

Hmm no update since Tuesday. Hope that's not a bad sign?
BEst wishes

Fri Jan 25, 11:34:00 AM 2008  

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