Sydney had a dentist appt yesterday and we found out that her tiny mouth doesn't have enough room for her permanent teeth that are quickly screaming their way to the surface. (But no cavities! Woohoo!!) She has already lost her 2 front teeth on the bottom. But, in order to help keep them from growing in too incredibly crooked, they need to pull 2 more teeth on each side of the front ones. Basically we have to remove 6 teeth to make room for 4. She has a tiny little jaw. Sooooo this is all going to take place next Tuesday. I told them that I wanted her to have some type of sedation...even if it's just laughing gas. They said I could give her some benedryl to make her drowsy. I asked what affects this could have on her blood sugars and they said they generally see lows after doing stuff like this. The meds can cause her to drop low too. If I wanted, they have another sedation option for her as well. I'm just not sure which avenue we are going to choose yet. This is where I need your help!
I was wondering if any other mom's out there have dealt with this and can give me some ideas of what to expect...if anything...from the meds and procedure. I hate have to learn by trial with these things. One thing I have learned is that anything and everything affects Syd's sugar levels. So I am assuming this will be no different. I'm just looking for some type of heads up. Thanks!
1 week ago