Madison went in for her 6 month exam and cleaning and her teeth are horrible. In May she had one tooth that needed a crown. We haven't had the money to get it fixed, so we have just been careful. She now has 5 teeth that need crowns and 3 teeth that are damaged from possible seizures and/or grinding her teeth. The dentist feels that most of the damage is because of all the medications that she takes has made her teeth weak and not hygiene. She takes depakote and a daily preventative antibiotic.
But, the dentist won't do anything without a medical consultation from her neuro. We have an appointment on Monday so I will be getting his opinion as the dentist wants to put her in the hospital and fix all of her teeth at one time. He feels that it would be less traumatic as opposed to one tooth at a time and our insurance would pay better that way.
I want her to get her teeth fixed, but I will have to take her off her depakote a few days prior to surgery and I am terrified of losing the control that we have. UGH!!!!!
Give them meds to keep them healthy and it affects another part of them. Darn it!!!!
Has anyone else's kids had trouble with their teeth due to seizures and/or meds?????