Tuesday, September 12, 2006

All My Posts Are Linked on the Sidebar

Well, it has been about a year since I started this blog. The main page has gotten pretty large because I was afraid the really good posts from the beginning would be lost in the Archives and no one will see them. I finally figured out how to add links to all the posts in the sidebar of every page. So, there will be a link to all the posts I have ever made right there. Just click on the subject in which you are interested. The main page will not display all the posts so it will be a more manageable size.

I hope everyone will continue to find the links they need right over there in the sidebar>>>>>>

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi. I have a 4 year old that has 9 cavities. we took him to the dentist and he said it would take 2 hours for the whole procedure plus his talking about "light anesthetic" in which the child would not be a sleep as a full strength of an anesthetic. But instead the light anesthetic which the child will be awake. But is that necessary? or we can use a numbing medication and have the 2 hour procedure done. If it was your child what would you have done?

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Sounds like conscious sedation. You can read all my posts about sedation like the post title says--over there on the sidebar. Really, every child and circumstance is different. Sedation is used to accomplish treatment, accomplish more treatment at one appointment, relieve anxiety, reduce patient movement and discomfort.

Think about it-would a typical four year old sit still for dental surgery with no complaint for two hours? -with no sedation at all?

Anonymous said...

hi I have a one and a half year old that I just noticed she has a dark almost black spot onthe back of her front tooth. It seems like its also onthe gum area. It is hard for me to see since she is so young. Ive made an apt already, but on a bad note, I did give her the bottle to sleep with milk. My two older kids were breast fed at night and their teeth are great. I couldnt breastfeed with my one year old, so I resulted to the bottle, and unfortunately I feel I am a horrible mom, if it is bottle rot. Basically, Im just wondering if it is bottle rot, and how did it develope so fast (since it's black) if she has only had the bottle for maybe a year?

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Dental caries is caused by a bacteria, but can be aggravated by ad-lib bottle use after one year of age, especially at night. Night time breastfeeding can do the same thing. It just feeds the bacteria. Of course, get your pediatric dentist to take a look. Things can progress rapidly.

Angelica Acevedo said...

My baby is 2 months old & was born with a tooth the thing is that it's super strong and not loose what so ever & it's cutting her tongue on the bottom! The pediatric dentist want to pull it out but I want a second open or solution because isnt a baby to small to get any can of medicine in her month

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Having natal teeth (born with a tooth or teeth) can cause this kind of thing. I think it's called reddi feddi disease or something like that. Trauma to the tongue. Often treatment would be removal of the tooth if it is giving a lot of concern and discomfort. I have actually removed a natal tooth on a 7 day old baby... not problem at all. I would get a pediatric dentist to take a look.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

At least it's ok to get a second opinion.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Ok, I remember, it's called Rega-Fede disease.

Angelica Acevedo said...

Okay thank you so much tomorrow she actually has a appointment with a pediatric dentist. One more question do they feel the pain & does the tongue heel on its own

Angelica Acevedo said...

Thank you so much, one more question does it hurt when it gets pulled out? Do you guys numb the baby? And does her tongue heel alone ? I'm sorry it's just because I'm a first time mom

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Tongues heal very well once the source of trama is removed. We do all we can to make things easy and numb for tooth removal.

Anonymous said...

So they decides not to pull her tooth out because they said it was her baby tooth, that she can learn how to work around it, she still crys when I feed her & she still cutting her tongue but they said it was infected. Do you personally think that was a good idea

Anonymous said...

& it also seems she lost a bet of her appetite, she usually eats 4 oz & now the bearly wants to eat 2oz every 4-5 hours, I'm so worried

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Well, there are more than one way to treat such things. I'd keep your dentist and physician informed about her situation. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

My 6 year old underwent a pulpotomy x2 on 9/26/13. We returned today for routine cleaning and a pus pocket has developed around the gum line on both teeth. She is completely asymptomatic. They are now saying this is an abscess and recommend extraction of both teeth. The extraction is scheduled to take place in two days from today. I requested an antibiotic for coverage to prevent spread of the infection. Should I go ahead and start this today? I do not want to mask a fever if one develops in fear of not receiving adequate treatment in an emergent situation should one develop. The flip side is she has been on lots of antibitoics and since she is asymptomatic is it necessary to start today? Any help.you.could offer is much appreciated. Thank you.

Dr. Dean Brandon said...

Sure sounds like an abscess. Sometimes this happens even after a pulpotomy. Antibiotics can be useful, but do not totally cure a dental abscess. Removal of the tooth does. Antibiotics are often given prior to removal of the offending tooth if an obvious abscess is seen to reduce the infection and inflammation enabling easier removal of the tooth. I usually give antibiotics if I see facial or other soft tissue swelling, or if there is pain. If it's a fistula but is otherwise asymptomatic, it depends on whether I think the antibiotic will help or not. By the way, depending on which tooth it is, a space maintainer may be needed. Ask your pediatric dentist. Good Luck!