a little nervous to give my 5 yr laughing gas at dentist?

Jara - posted on 06/27/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi, I am a little nervous, because I am taking my daughter to the dentist tomorrow and she will have laughing gas given to her. Now I know that I shouldn't read the horror stories online but I'm guilty, I do. I have read so many horror stories of kids passing because of a regular filling and the dentist gave laughing gas and they either had some kind of reaction. I'm truly scared, at first I thought maybe I can avoid getting her cavity filled but I don't want to do that, I know its important... anyone feel the same way I do... or am I just over thinking it?


Dove - posted on 06/28/2016




I would not be comfortable w/ laughing gas either and would likely refuse. Then again, my son has been having cavities filled since he was 3 years old w/ just the Novocaine like they do for everyone else.

I had laughing gas as a child... and I wouldn't do that to a child of my own unless there were literally no other choices.


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Sarah - posted on 06/27/2016




If this is a reputable pediatric dentist, then he will have adequate staff and monitoring to protect your child. However, I don't know if I agree with the use of nitrous oxide for one cavity. I have had four kids and all but one has had some fillings done but never needed the gas. Consider trying to go without it, a good dentist can apply a local numbing agent before the Novocaine injection so it is barely felt. If it does not go well, then you can consent to the gas.

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