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A 17-year-old male asked:

for an ingrown toenail procedure is there a gas to request if you are bad with the shots to help numb yourself for when they have to give the shot?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Typically not: Most ingrown procedures are performed in an office setting and gas is not typically available. An oral sedative can be given prior to your office procedure or a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area to be anesthetized prior to the injection. If you opt to have your procedure performed as part of a procedure in a surgery center setting, the initial anesthesia administered may be gas.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: In some areas of the country podiatrist use nitrous oxide.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Possibly....: Some podiatrists may have nitrous oxide gas for use in their office. It's not real common, so ask in advance.

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