Should you let a dentist pull a tooth that is infected or abscessed
A:If your tooth is pulled while you have an abscess it can spread the infection. You should be put on antibiotics first. ChaCha ! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/should-you-let-a-dentist-pull-a-tooth-that-is-infected-or-abscessed ]
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- If your tooth is pulled while you have an abscess it can spread the infection. You should be put on antibiotics first. ChaCha !
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- Q: Hoping to tap into the knowledge of a dentist/dental assistant who can confirm (or deny) the following information. My eight year old began to complain on Friday evening of a tooth ache. We made the best of it over the weekend and prayed we could get him into his dentist Monday. His regular dentist was out of town and we referred to another pediatric dentist. We knew from past x-rays that one of his primary (or baby) molars would NOT (ever) have a permanent (adult) molar under it. The primary molar would serve as his permanent molar as long as the tooth stayed in his mouth. All attempts were made to care for this tooth, but within the past eight months the tooth formed a hairline crack and area under the tooth became very infected with a bacteria. At his age, after speaking with the dentist on call as well as my personal dentist, I learned that even in the best of situations (and considering the short length of the roots on this tooth, if a root canal was preformed on the tooth he would probably lose it in three to five years anyway. As most people know if you have a tooth or mouth related infection, the dentist places you on an antibiotic and brings you back in five to seven days later. The dentist on call was not going to prescribe an antibiotic and wait, he was going to pull it right then and there. The dentist administered nitrous oxide then gave my son his first shot of Novocain. When put to the test, my son still had feeling in the tooth. A second shot of Novocain was administered. When put to the test, my son still had feeling in the tooth. A third shot of Novocain was administered, and even though my son said he could feel the pain in his tooth, the dentist on call told him there was NO WAY my son could feel what he was doing. When the pulling started, even with a mouth full of instruments, my son let us know real fast he was in pain. By this point the dentist on call was, in a rude tone, told my son all he was feeling was the pressure of him touching the area, but gave him on last shot of Novocain. The results were the same once again. This time the dentist tossed his instruments on the tray and in a very rude and blunt statement said, “source this child out to someone else” and he walked out.First let me say, my son has never had a problem with dental visits. He looks forward to his visits and we have never had a problem with him. He has always taken his shots of Novocain like a pro. On one visit about a year ago, his dentist “helped out mother nature” by extracting three primary teeth that were staying put long after their welcome was over. So here I am with a child who’s numb from his chin to his ear, yet he’s still in pain. My sister was able to get her children’s dentist to see my son. After relaying the events to the dentist he said that it was almost impossible to numb an abscessed tooth and the dentist should have done nothing more than place my son on a antibiotic. Was the dentist on call in the wrong? I understand that everyone’s pain level is different, but should I just mark this up to a very bad experience, or let my son’s dentist know his substitute was using his patient as pin cushions?
- A: Please understand that there are a lot of "C" students out there that have become dentists. The primary thing dentists look for in patients is their ability to pay and the profit they will make. That is the number one issue and from their it is what can be done the easiest. Novocaine is an aniline chemical that is AGGRESSIVELY CARCINOGENIC. Each shot of 2 cc contains the equivalent in toxins of a person smoking a pack of cigarettes each day for 12.9 years. Since the injection goes into the blood stream, the body does not metabolize it in the normal way it gets rid of toxins, so it stays in the body for a long time. Your son got 4 shots. That is a lot of poison and just be aware of the potential problems from that much poison being put in a small child. If your son's tooth was abscessed, it is important to know that an antibiotic is probably the best thing for him, not NOVOCAINE poisoning. Once the infection has subsided, then removing the tooth is probably the best thing. The teeth are the only area in the body that the immune system cannot fully address and many diseases come from BAD DENTISTRY. Many sinus infections and so many degenerative diseases have their root cause from bad teeth like this. It is very important to get your son to a real dentist that can do the right thing.good luck to you
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