August 21, 2015 at 9:42 am #890RimaParticipant
HI, my 8 year old daughter has EDS and possible MCAD (it’s being investigated at the moment, she has had chronic urticaria for the last 5 months). I have EDS, MCAD and POTS (and chronic fatigue/ME/lyme diagnoses). We visited the dentist this morning, and due to a problem with the enamel (due apparently to EDS) she needs four teeth extracted, they say under general aesthetic. I’m fairly sure I first became ill with dysautonomia when i was 14 and after I’d had a GA. This could of course be coincidental. Is there any known link between GA’s and the development of dysautonomia/pots? I’m also concerned about her head being yanked about under AG getting teeth out with EDS….is this being overly cautious? Many thanks for any information.
ClareAugust 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm #5632RimaParticipant
Anyone please?! Dr Diana? Anxious mother here – really don’t want to go ahead with this if there’s a known relationship with GA’s or surgery causing POTS. Many many thanksAugust 23, 2015 at 11:15 pm #5639Mog the DogParticipant
Why is the dentist requiring that general anesthetic (GA) be used for tooth extraction? Which teeth are being removed? Is there concern that local anesthetic will be insufficient due to the EDS?
I would be leery of any dentist that requires the use of GA for tooth extraction. It’s a risk/benefit issue and you are wise to be concerned about the use of GA. We all know it does not come without risks. The cynical part of me also knows that there is more profit to be made for the dentist when GA is used.
I had my baby eye teeth removed when I was 6 (due to a tooth crowding issue). Both teeth still had roots, and, despite the use of local anesthetic (Novocaine), I could feel a brief sharp pain in my face when each was pulled. I remember crying a little bit, but when all was said and done, it was really no big deal.
It sounds like you need a second opinion here if the dentist will not give you options regarding anesthetic. It would also be interesting to go to a different dentist without discussing what the previous dentist recommended just to see if you will get the same recommendation about the tooth removal.
MTDSeptember 2, 2015 at 11:52 pm #5650BendyH2OheadParticipant
Agree totally with dog, check with your doctor or get a second opinion from another dentist, or better yet an oral surgeon.
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