My grandson is having frequent falls and as a result has chipped a front tooth, and now almost knocked out the other tooth! As a result, we need to take him to the Dentist. I just need to know if there is anything that I should be aware of, eg, can he have local anaesthetic?( we are aware of the risk of malignant hyperthermia during general anaesthetic.) Any advice most welcome please!

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Comment by Lesley Henderson on June 22, 2010 at 2:33am
Thanks so much - this helps a lot! I shall print out for the Dentist as well..
Comment by Janine on June 21, 2010 at 10:47pm
I tried to comment this morning on your post but it said my post had to be approved before others can view it. Maybe it is because I added a link to another web site. Anyway yes he can have a local and also nitrous oxide is also safe. You can get more information at the malignant hyperthermia association web site. I'm sure you can google it but I don't want to put a link on in case I get the same message. It gives you a list of unsafe and safe anesthetics.
Comment by Jessica Rownd on June 21, 2010 at 11:38am
Probably best to post this under one of the discussion tabs to get more answers but I can tell you what Dr. Wong from Cincinnati says. Anesthetics that are contra-indacted are inhalation anesthestics (such as Halothane) and succinylcholine. Local enesthetics and nitrous oxide for dental procedures can be used for shor procedures. Hope this helps. Sorry to hear about your grandson. I know how hard it is to keep them from doing to much. Right now my little one has a huge bruise on his leg from a fall.
Comment by Janine on June 21, 2010 at 9:20am
Lesley,

Here is the web site to the malignant hyperthermia association for more infomation.

http://www.mhaus.org/

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