Should my seven-year-old son's dentist knock him out?
January 3, 2012 7:08 PM Subscribe
Just got home from a dentist appointment with my seven-year-old son. Five of his baby teeth are crowding the rest of his teeth and need to be extracted very soon. But he's extremely anxious
at the dentist, and after today's ordeal, they're recommending putting him completely under using IV sedation with an on-site MD.
I had IV sedation for my wisdom teeth, and it was amazing
, but I'm flat-out terrified to knock out my little boy. He's never had anesthesia of any kind. Is it worth doing? Are there any risks or caveats I should know? Would it be better to stick with oral anasthetic? Help!
posted by waxpancake to Health & Fitness (26 answers total)