getting mum to the Dentists?

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by TED, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    Hello all
    hope you are all doing fine, not been about for quite a while but mainly because things have been so stressed at home and work that I've not had any time to myself (sounds familiar to everyone I bet)

    need some help
    dunno if this topic has come up much before ... but if it has you'll forgive me or point me in the right direction I'm sure...

    Mum has been complaining for a few days, only now we've established it's toothache and having had a look ourselves it is clearly broken and needs to come out. Add to that is the fact that the offending tooth is the one used to hook her bottom set of false teeth too?

    so problem is two fold. How do we get her settled down to the Dentist?
    and is it safe for him to knock her out/ use drugs while the tooth comes out. She'll have to be out before going in in my opinion but of course we'll talk to him and the GP about drug use first. Really I just wondered how you guys coped with this situation if indeed you've had the problems yourselves.......

    thanks
    I appreciate all your advice and help
    and so does Mum and Dad.

    TED
     
  2. nikita

    nikita Registered User

    Jul 31, 2004
    92
    dentist

    i would talk to the dentist before you make an appointment, i work with a child who has autism and his dentist is very good giving the first appointment of the day so their is no waiting around etc, there may be a specialist we have one at our local clinic who specalises in children with special needs.
     
  3. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Ted,

    Nikita has got this sorted already! Do ring the Dentist and have a chat first.

    Jude
     
  4. TED

    TED Registered User

    Sep 14, 2004
    154
    Middlesex
    thank you but...

    hi
    thanks for your responses, but maybe I didnt explain myself properly

    We shall, as always, speak to our Dr (who is excellent by the way) and the Dentist who deals with all the family and is also good.

    This is however the first time Mum has had to go in for a while
    and if I am still horrified by the drills and the general presence of the practice then I sure as hell dont know how Mum will be.

    So really just wanted to know if others had been / had trouble / had a wonderful time/ am I worried about nothing as usual / in need of a holiday / glad it's not me going to the dentist / all of the above.

    As always I leave myself in your capable hands (oo-eer)

    thanks
    TED

    ps - Daisy is very well and sends a big "moooo" to you all. x
     
  5. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    Hi Ted

    if you can find my post (not too long ago but then again one day merges into the next so not sure of that- think it was titled "Dentist" so so a search on the word and it should come up) you will find lots of comforting words from everyone issued when Aunt was awaiting her remaining teeth to be removed.

    In short, the community dentist visits the home on a regular basis (and I would think a home visit might be possible in these circumstances) and had filled and removed a couple of teeth. The rest required a hospital trip and a general anaesthetic. All went very well and although we are still waiting to hear if dentures are a possibility Aunt is managing just fine without!

    Kriss
     
  6. Kriss

    Kriss Registered User

    May 20, 2004
    513
    Shropshire
    OK so the search facility ain't what it used to be! Perhaps it got lost in the upgrade?

    Look back at 15/1 and 16/1 for "Dentist" and "Urgent re General Anaesthetic"

    Kriss
     
  7. Jude

    Jude Registered User

    Dear Ted,

    I have this total HORROR of dentists! The first time I ever had a filling [late 1960's] the dentist was so busy chatting up my mother that the drill slid off my tooth and drilled a huge hole in my gum.... I also had to visit the dentist every 6 mopnths months when I lived at home and during my teens I got a bad case of pyhorrea, which was fixed bv hydrogen pyroxide.

    I have managed to avoid going to the dentist for most of my life now. I've also had a wonderful excuse not to do so by living in Indonesia for 16 years - well you wouldn't go there, would you...?

    Sadly, avoidance techniques are great until one runs out of excuses. I had to go this week because my teeth seem to becoming a bit wobbly. Anyway, I've had a dental X-ray and it appears that the whole lot of them have to be removed because the good old NHS Dentist way back when did not treat the gum disease correctly. Looks like I now have a choice of dentures - or taking out a mortgage on my mouth to have dental implants!

    The Dentist here in Cairns was brilliant - she could see I was a complete bundle of nerves and sweating from fright.... ! Her solution was to give me a good dose of nitrous oxide [happy gas] even for the initial exploratory check up. She could have taken them all out there and then and I wouldn't have had a care in the world...!!!

    This may be the way to go.

    Jude
     
  8. freefairy

    freefairy Registered User

    Nov 2, 2004
    31
    Colchester
    Dentist

    Hi there

    My dad lost his teeth!! luckily mum found the top set but after his ilness his gums have shrunk:(

    Mum has called the local dentist and they are happy to do a home visit, perhaps there is this service available in your area.

    Good luck

    Sheryl x
     

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