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A 48-year-old male asked:

Good morning, i just moved to america and don't have a doctor yet. my son is autistic and needs dental work,but i've read stories that general anesthesia can send the autistic into a serious regression. is there truth to this? any other options? thxs?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
One thing to learn in American is to not consult Dr. Google or quote what you have read on internet. I would rely on going to pubmed.gov and looking up the research or getting a subscription to uptodate.com for the best and most up to date information about all medical issues. Will save you time and maybe even someones life. I cannot think how getting anesthesia would causes serious regression.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Seek a special needs dentist. General anesthesia is not always needed. Nitrous oxide[laughing gas]could be used or valium if medical doctor agrees with any of these methods.
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