Preventing biting inside of mouth when numb - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 4 Old 03-12-2013, 07:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
Magali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Molten Core
Posts: 2,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My 5 year old has dental work next week.  The past 2 times he had his jaw numbed he bit the inside of his mouth terribly.  Is there anything I can put inside his mouth this time to help prevent him from chewing himself up?  I'm going to watch him like a hawk this time, but I want to be prepared.  Also, he is nervous about the dentist this time (because of the numbing) and I think having a plan of something we can put in his mouth will help him.


 caffix.gif

Magali is offline  
#2 of 4 Old 03-15-2013, 12:45 AM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1999
Location: Arabia!
Posts: 28,821
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 95 Post(s)

Anyone have a suggestion to share?


cynthia mosher is online now  
#3 of 4 Old 03-19-2013, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
Magali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Molten Core
Posts: 2,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Well, we had the appointment and my son wouldn't let the dentist do the work.  Luckily, the decay is very minimal and we are going to recheck in 6 months.


 caffix.gif

Magali is offline  
#4 of 4 Old 03-19-2013, 06:47 PM
 
rachelsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)

If the work isn't too deep would he rather try without the numbing?  If it's a baby tooth it might not be very sensitive to begin with, so the needle might cause a lot more pain than it prevents.   Dd had a small filling done when she was five and opted to skip the needle with no regrets.  She felt a little bit, and put her hand up whenever she needed a brief pause, but it went fine, and she spent less time in the chair since there was no waiting for the numbing to happen.

rachelsmama is offline  
Reply

Tags
Dental

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off