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Nitrous Oxide Allergy In Children
N2O Allergy: An allergy to the inhalation agent, N2O. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Is nitrous oxide used on children who are having fillings done? My five year old daughter needs two fillings, and it sounds like they will put her all the way under. Is that done with nitrous oxide, or is some kind of IV used? I've never had nitrous oxide
I : I think dr. Funari's answer is great. I would add that at the age of five and if the cavities are small i can usually restore those teeth without numbing providing we use nitrous oxide. It is very safe, mild analgesic and makes the appointments feel shorter. Most children will feel a tingling sensation in there hands and feet but they will not be a sleep. It is just to take the edge off. Hope the treatment goes well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lack of Oxygen: The damage is in the "lack of oxygen" part. The lack of n20 isn't in question here. If too much n20 were to become part of that mixture, reducing the o2 concentration to less than 21%, that could lead to dangerous hypoxemia (lack of o2). This will compromise o2 delivery to your brain and other vital organs, putting them at risk for metabolic failure and even cell death. To be avoided! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends many factors: In my area very few people ask for it and the city regulations (san francisco) make it not worth the trouble. Patients do not want to pay for it out of pocket and ins will not reimburse the dentist. Today there are other options for anxious patients such as pre-medication with valium type drugs. Also now we can buffer the anesthetic for more profound anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Better Than Without!: Nitrous oxide is just like that song "a spoon full of sugar, helps the medicine go down!" nitrous oxide does not provide anesthesia to the tissue, but makes you feel much more relaxed and accepting of the procedure while it's happening. It will put your mind at ease. You will still need local anesthesia, which is really what makes the procedure pain free. ...Read more
Relaxed But Aware: Nitrous oxide removes anxiety and fear, and it relaxes you. It does not make you fall asleep. You'll still be aware of your surroundings, and you'll be able to respond to questions. You just won't be worried or afraid about what's happening. The recovery from nitrous oxide is almost immediate, so when you're done, you'll be right back to normal. It's good stuff, but not all dentists offer it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nitrous Oxide: Nitrous oxide at the dental office provides some relaxation and analgesia (pain control) but does not directly decrease one's awareness of sounds. However, one may care less about the sounds of dental care while receiving nitrous oxide in appropriate concentrations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedation vs Nitrous : Great question. Nitrous is a better and more complete anesthetic, since it not only sedates but also controls pain. "sedation" is intravenous medication or a pill given an hour before the procedure, that sedates but does not control pain. Your dentist will also use local anesthetics to control pain. There is research tying nitrous to permanent mild brain damage in mammals (rats). Your call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does it hurt a 16 year old to be given nitrous oxide from a dentist for 2 hours without being monitered.?
Are patients who have quarterly periodontal cleanings allowed nitrous oxide to decrease pain during the 45 minute hygienist procedure?
Nitrous Oxide: Any patient can receive nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia for any dental procedure. However, each state has different state board requirements as to who may administer and monitor the patient during the administration. In some states in can only be a licensed doctor while others may allow auxiliary personal such as a dental hygienist to monitor it with specialized training and certification. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers