The last time a tooth was removed from a child was around the time they were three, according to new research.
This was a time when there were no known risks to the child, so removing a tooth without anaesthetic was the safest option, according the report by the charity Oral Care UK.
But the research also suggests that removing a child’s tooth without anesthetic can lead to significant damage.
“We need to understand what causes the damage and how to reduce it,” said Dr Jane Meecham, the lead author of the report and an associate professor of dental medicine at the University of Bristol.
“It’s not just a question of removing a piece of tooth, but also how it affects the other tissues and the brain.”
Dr Meeecham said there was a strong link between a tooth being removed and the risk of developing a chronic disease such as dementia.
“If a tooth is removed without anaesthesia, there’s a 50% chance that you’ll develop dementia, which is a serious condition,” she said.
“The other 50% are just a lot of normal people who get their teeth fixed and do not get dementia.”‘
I am so happy I didn’t do it’The study, conducted by Dr Meecham and her colleagues, found that children who had a tooth removed without anesthetics had worse outcomes than children who didn’t.
“In our study, we found that removing teeth without anaesthetics caused significant loss of tooth function, which can be irreversible,” she explained.
“Children with a tooth with an anaesthetic wound were significantly more likely to have poor tooth function.”
This was significant because this was a very young age.
So we knew it was a risk for the future, but we didn’t know how much damage it would do to the tooth and how long it would be there.
“Dr Maureen Kelly, an orthodontist at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Bristol, said the study was a reminder of how important it is for parents to talk to their children about their dental health and their teeth.”
I’m so happy that I didn.
I was absolutely devastated to discover that my daughter had been in the process of removing her teeth,” she told RTE.”
What I did was to get her to the dentist.
She wasn’t feeling very good about it and she was very worried about it, but she was reassured by the dentist.”‘
It is a terrible way to treat a child’Dr Kelly said removing a baby’s teeth without an anaesthesia was not an option for many people.”
There are a lot more ways to treat children’s teeth, and there are different types of anaesthetists and dentists who are trained to do it, so it’s not that it’s difficult to get them to do,” she added.”
But we know that it is a very horrible way to do that.
“The study also found that when a child has a tooth, it is likely to heal within four to six weeks.”
These are children who are already in their teens, and so there is no real way for them to know what is happening,” Dr Kelly said.
This is because they are too young to have had a regular dental check-up, and they are also too young not to be able to understand that they need to have the tooth removed.”
They can’t really understand that the tooth is gone, and the problem is they can’t think about it,” she noted.”
So the only thing they can do is look at their teeth and see how bad they look.
“Dr Kelly added that the risk is increased if the child’s teeth have been in a position where they could not be cleaned.”
You could imagine the consequences of having teeth that have not been cleaned properly,” she remarked.”
And if you remove a child from their mouth without anaesthesic anaesthesia it can have a very severe impact on the child.
“Dr Mary Jane Wollaston, the director of the British Dental Association, said parents needed to be aware of the importance of their children’s dental health.”
Parents need to know that teeth are precious and must be properly cared for.
They should not be allowed to leave them in a state where they can become anaesthetic free,” she wrote in a statement.”
All children are unique and it is not possible to diagnose an underlying problem that could lead to an untreatable condition.
“Dentists and other healthcare professionals should be educated on the appropriate treatment of dental health problems and be encouraged to discuss these issues with their patients.”
Read more about dental health:The study was published in the BMJ.