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    Finley Boyle, 3, Dies After Root Canals

    What on earth....root canals on 3 yr old babies? Do baby teeth even have roots?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...usaolp00000009
    Last edited by Steft50; 01-06-2014 at 07:23 PM. Reason: Edited to add link
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    Sounds like a racket to me, but I'm no dentist. I don't even play one on tv...

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    4 root canals on a 3 year old? I don't know what to say? That just sounds completely ridiculous.

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    I want to know why a three-year old needs four root canals. That makes no kind of sense to me.

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    The dentist I use to go to is in the same building as this dentist. My dentist was great! I have never heard of a 3 year old getting one root canal let alone 4! And 11 fillings?

    An adorable little girl loses her life. There are no words.
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    From my understanding, children this young who need a root canal often have badly rotten teeth that need to be fixed until their adult teeth come through (usually around the age of 7ish). It's not as simple as just pulling the tooth because this could effect the adult tooth growing back, and it probably wouldn't be very comfortable having rotten teeth for a few years until the adult ones shoot through. So, while not extremely common, it is done in some cases. Mr PH has a cousin who is a dental assistant, so I've heard of stories like this from her. As I said though, it's very rare (well, at least where I live).

    I'm far more concerned about the reporting that the medication/sedative doses she was given didn't seem to be calculated according to her small size. It sounds like she was pumped full of drugs... but then, we all know how the media loves to sensationalize stories like these, so I'm not sure how factual the reporting actually is.

    I think I'll be sitting on the fence until we receive more information.

    My thoughts are with her family, whatever the cause, this is such a tragedy. Rest in peace, darling girl. You were taken far too young.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plumeria5 View Post
    The dentist I use to go to is in the same building as this dentist. My dentist was great! I have never heard of a 3 year old getting one root canal let alone 4! And 11 fillings?

    An adorable little girl loses her life. There are no words.
    I wish the mother had gotten a second opinion from your or another dentist. All the drugs bother me too. I hope this is investigated.

    Rest in peace, little Finley...


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    In her photo the child is smilling with pretty white teeth.
    If dentist tells you your child needs numerous root canals and fillings, parents, please, get a second opinion.
    Last edited by jjenny; 01-06-2014 at 10:47 PM.
    Just my opinion

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    OMG horrible. Poor baby. I do question the root canals. I hope this family gets answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjenny View Post
    In her photo the child is smilling with pretty white thees.
    If dentist tells you your child needs numerous root canals and fillings, parents, please, get a second opinion.
    I agree! Pull the baby teeth! —Maybe it does affect future dentition.
    I hate the dentist!
    I have since I was 7! I had to have my baby teeth pulled because they didn't fall out.
    I got nitrous... not NOC-TEC or whatever these dentists use today!
    OMG. I am having 21 teeth removed Thursday! — I am not even allowing nitrous...
    Ok! That's another thread I'm not gonna start!
    Jahi and this baby have me totally freaked out.
    I am not a "baby".
    Stuff like this breeds panic IMO...
    JMO- no comments about me please! This is about a baby possibly being overdosed! IMO Jahi's doctors are not at fault. This dentist we just don't know!
    Every medical-dental procedure carries a risk PERIOD.
    Just wanted to make my point.


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    I saw her gorgeous pix on TV. What an adorable baby girl. This must be so devastating for them to accept. RIP sweet baby girl.
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    I no longer believe in root canals. I have 2 that failed.
    I have my reasons.
    $1,200 + $1,200 + post exractions=$3,000 for naught.

    To subject a baby to these procedures is outrageous.
    I hope this DDS is prosecuted.

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    This is very sad. I have a hard time letting my child go through this.

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    The lawyer was on NG last night and started to explain that there are 3 areas of negligence. First he explained that when Finley was in a coma they did a CT scan, I believe, and it showed she did not need .....then NG cut him of and talked over him. Never heard the rest of what was said.

    After hearing other stories about dentists/dental practices like this on 60 minutes etc, I imagine she probably had 1 or 2 cavities and never needed the majority of this work. jmo
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    Our pediatric dentist wanted to sedate dd#1 to do a couple fillings on her baby teeth. Actually go to the hospital, be admitted, and put under general anesthesia, while he did his work. Something just seemed wrong about that to me, and I flatly refused. We have come to find out that this dentist does a LOT of work with patients on public assistance (and Medicaid). Is that easy money for him? I don't know, but I have suspected it is, because I see a lot of kids from lower income households (in the schools) with silver caps on many of their lower teeth. He seems to be a competent dentist, otherwise. He put silver caps on two of my daughter's molars, explaining that she would be 10 before the adult ones came in. I wasn't too happy about that, but apparently, if the teeth fall out before they're ready, and the new ones have years before they come in, it can lead to serious shifting of the teeth, so the teeth with the caps act as a place holder, while protecting current tooth from further decay. I spoke to my regular dentist, and asked what he thought about the dentist's original wishes to put her under general anesthetic at the hospital, and he said he would never advise putting a young child under general anesthesia to do dental work. I don't know what kind of sedation this child had, but I will never have my children put under - either in a hospital, or a dentist's office.

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