I need fillings. Can you get nitrous oxide and novacaine if breastfeeding?

Yes, you can. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is often used in the dentist's office because it takes effect quickly and goes away quickly. Once you feel wide awake, there's virtually none left in your system. Novocaine and other local anesthetics (numbing medicines) are very safe in the tiny amounts you would get for fillings, so no need to worry about your baby's exposure to them in breast milk.
Yes. The nitrous oxide leaves your body within minutes and the local anesthetic possess minimal risk to the baby, especially at dental doses. Unless you received other sedating medications, you shouldn't even need to pump. This is specific to nitrous and local anesthetic, not to be generalized to other sedation drugs.
Should be ok. Nitrous oxide is a very short acting anesthetic gas that should be completely cleared from your system within minutes. The local anesthetic injection should also not prove to be a problem at the doses used for local infiltration. Your dentist well have the final word after evaluating your entire medical history.
Yes. You may be asked to pump your milk for your baby to cover the next 48-72 hours to get all traces of anesthesia out of your system. Nitrous oxide clears quickly, but you can have remnants of injected medications that could pass on to baby through your milk.

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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

Nitrous . Nitrous oxide is an acceptable means to provide a level of comfort for your child's dental procedures. Nitrous oxide will not put the patient to sleep, just relax them enough so that they are cooperative and comfortable for the procedure. Iv sedation / general anesthesia is typically performed by oral and maxlilofacial surgeons for the removal of third molars and other involved surgical procedures. This places the patient in a state of reduced awareness or complete sleep depending on the level of anesthesia performed. There are some other dental specialists who have taken additional training to provide IV sedation and in some cases dentists may enlist the aid of anesthesiologists / crna's to perform the anesthesia. Ask the dentist about his level of training and licensing as well as whether the office has undergone an anesthesia evaluation as many states require these certifications. Read more...
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 more...
As . As mentioned by doctors funari and colbert it is completely safe the use of nitrous oxide in children and adults, all procedures can be carried out under a calmed atmosphere, children will always remember their dental visits, as a pleasant one. Further more, their periodic visits for prophilaxis and exams will always be uneventfull, resulting in healthy gums and teeth forever! best wishes! Read more...

I'm having a lower back molar extracted w/premeds of ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) 10mg valium, novacaine, & nitrous oxide. Can I also take my prescription 15mg oxezapam?

NO. Please discuss your medications with your primary care physician and your dentist. For sure you should not be using 2 benzodiazepines at the same time (the Oxazepam and valium). Select one only if you feel you need this. Read more...
Ask your doctor. Unless you are being sedated, which is an involved process from thorough medical history, and a sedation consultation, the medications you listed aren't normal for typical extractions. I'd ask your doctor what is appropriate. Make sure anyone that sedates you is trained and have the appropriate equipment for monitoring as well as emergency meds and equipment. Read more...