Call: 704-752-1900 | Fax: 704-831-6444
Toringdon Medical Plaza II, 12105 Copper Way, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC 28277
YOUR CHILD AND NITROUS OXIDE
Some benefits of Nitrous Oxide Analgesia:Provides mild relaxation
Mild pain reliever, enabling us to do small fillings without numbing
Reduces gag reflex
Has no residual effects following the appointment
Patient receives 5 minutes of 100% oxygen before leaving the chair
BEFORE YOUR CHILD’S NITROUS OXIDE APPOINTMENT
Some children will cry upon seeing a parent after treatment (honeymoon type feeling is over from nitrous because it is out of their system. Please avoid showing emotion as your child will follow your lead. Be positive about the visit.
Some children do become nauseous after receiving N20 if they have had food/milk. To lessen this side effect, please DO NOT allow your child to eat solid foods or have anything to drink, other than clear liquids, for at least 3 hours prior to their dental visit.
If your child is congested a couple of days before, or on the treatment date, we will need to reschedule this appointment. You will need to contact our office with as much notice as possible to avoid having a broken appointment fee charged to your child’s account.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 704-752-1900.
YOUR CHILD AND VALIUM
Valium Facts:Mild, very safe, anti-anxiety medication, your child will not be “knocked out”
It is very safe yet it is not very strong, so please do not expect it to"knock your child out."
We use it in conjunction with nitrous oxide, to help keep your child comfortable for their appointment. Nitrous oxide is very effective if someone is calm but if a patient is agitated, it may not be enough. Valium will often keep a child calm enough to allow the nitrous oxide to be effective. It will also help minimize a gag reflex.
Comes in either a liquid or pill form (not chewable)
Rarely interacts with other medications
BEFORE YOUR CHILD’S VALIUM APPOINTMENT
Nothing to eat or drink 3 hours prior to their dental appointment.
To be given by a parent or responsible adult at home, 1 hour prior to their dental appointment.
Valium remains in the system for up to 6 hours, so you must supervise your child for at least 6 hours after the dose, and your child may not return to school that day.
Only bring the patient with you to their appointment, no siblings (older or younger) that are not being seen by the dentist that day.
Make sure child keeps his/her chin up while driving home and that they are breathing well.
If your child develops a cough, cold, congestion or fever a couple of days before, or on the treatment date, we will need to reschedule this appointment. You will need to contact our office with as much notice as possible to avoid being charged a broken appointment fee.
Pre-sedation/General Anesthesia Instructions
The sedation/hospital fee is required to schedule these appointments, and the estimated portion not covered by insurance is due 2 weeks prior to the appointment. Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to this policy.
Treatment may change during the course of the procedure, especially if we do not have x-rays available prior, the child was very uncooperative for an ideal dental examination, etc. Payment of the remainder of the estimated portion is requested at the time of service.
If your child is sick or has congestion within several days of the appointment, please contact our office to see if they should be rescheduled to another time.
Nothing to eat/drink after midnight the night before the appointment
Please make sure there is no nail polish on your child's fingers/toes, as we may be using a special monitor to attach there.
Ideally, 2 responsible adults should accompany the child to the appointment.
Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early if the appointment is at Ballantyne Pediatric Dentistry and the specified time if the procedure is being done at the hospital
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