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Nitrous Sedation Dietary Instructions


Pre and Post Operative Dietary Instructions For Nitrous Sedation


Give your child little or no food in the two hours preceding the dental visit (occasionally nausea or vomiting occurs when a child has a full stomach).  The following is a list of acceptable drinks/food if you feel the need to feed your child:  clear liquids (such as water, fruit juices without pulp, carbonated beverages) and a small piece of toast or crackers.

After the sedation appointment your child will experience numbness from the local anesthetic given during the restorative or extraction procedure.  Typically soft tissue numbness lasts ~2-3 hours but can vary based on how your child’s body metabolizes the anesthetic.  The best approach is to avoid giving your child anything to eat during this time as it is likely that your child will bite their lip or cheek and cause an ulceration that will be painful once the anesthetic wears off.  If your child is starving you may give yogurt or a shake but understand that the risk of ulceration still exists.

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