Friday, May 28, 2010

Dental Surgery - Stainless Steel Crowns

My son had his dental surgery today and it went very well. He did not complain about any part of it and recovered quickly from the anasthetic. He had to have a couple of steel crowns placed on his molars so he had to have general anasthetic. The surgery took about 1 hour in total and then it took about 15 minutes for him to wake up. He was very unsteady and woozy at first and slept most of the way home. He had lots of freezing in his mouth so it was hard for him to talk at first. After a couple of hours he was back to normal and was able to eat again. He is now trying to get used to having the steel caps on his teeth. The molars will fall out when he is 9 to 12 years old and his permanent ones will grow in. He will not be able to eat candies such as ju jubes, jawbreakers, fruit roll ups, or anything else really sticky for risk of pulling off the steel cap. The dental surgeon was great and I think the day was more stressful for me than for my son who was such a trooper. I am just glad that it is all over.

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