Tooth Growth In Children Aged 2 Years?
Good morning dokI Maudy, my child is under 2 years old. Do not want to brush your teeth during teething. We are always forced and the children cry. As a result, so rarely brush your teeth and cause teeth to be black ridge the top. If it’s jagged and there’s black teeth, what should I do? Can I get an anesthetic if it is time to go to the doctor? Please help answer. Thank you, doctor. Prosperous
Good afternoon Maudy, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Getting used to brush your teeth is not something that is easy to do for children, especially in children his age. Not to mention if he feels that it is something that is uncomfortable, it will be even harder to instill the habit. Although it is indeed on one side, black teeth are also one of the things that naturally occur in children, and can be replaced with permanent teeth later.
However, because we do not have your child examined directly, the most appropriate step is to see a dentist, so that direct observations can be made and judged what treatment is most appropriate for him, and whether it should be now or can be postponed. As for anesthesia, if there is any procedure that triggers pain, it will definitely start with anesthesia. Let alone toddlers who certainly do not understand how to withstand pain, even adults when action will be taken to trigger pain such as surgery, definitely anesthetized. But if what you mean is anesthetized so that your child is calm and easily examined, then that is not possible. Medically, if the child cannot calm down, then other times or opportunities will be sought, or if he must at that time be held. Anesthetized only if it has to be procedurally, not just because children cannot be silent.
The point is once again, as a parent all you need to do is take your child to the dentist regularly and make him get used to the toothbrush and not force him. Regarding being sedated, operated on, or what your child will be handled in the future, so that his dentist will decide after examining your child. So, hopefully answering your question.