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Question:
Anesthesia and Multiple Sclerosis: My mother has the advanced stages of Multiple Sclerosis. I believe she has an abcess tooth that is causing a temperature, and her one side of her face to be swelled up.

I wanted to know if there was a way to pull the tooth, with anesthesia (without knocking her completely out). Also she hates fingers in her mouth ... she will normally bite down, even when we are brushing her teeth. Can you offer any advice to this area of concern.

IS there any way that tooth can be pulled without knocking her out with anesthesia? ...Visitor from OH

Answer:
It's a great thing that your mother can count on your help with her advanced MS.

I would recommend seeking out an Oral Surgery practice for help with your mom. The oral surgeon can use a mouth prop to help your mother to hold her mouth open.

The surgeon can also use nitrous oxide along with local anesthetic to extract your mothers abscessed tooth.

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