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July 11, 2017 In a Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly (7/9) broadcast, national correspondent Kate Snow discussed the practice of sedating children for dental procedures.According to NBC News, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others are examining the practice and calling for new guidelines after some children have experienced adverse reactions to sedation during dental procedures.

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Nitrous Oxide is for people who are a bit nervous, it calms them down nicely and is a fairly effective painkiller.

It’s fantastic for older children and properly done almost guarantees painless dentistry.

I sometimes combine nitrous with IV for proper needle phobics, for whom desensitisation doesn’t work. There are many procedures that can’t be really be done under GA and there is always the risk of death.

Most commonly, oral sedation (usually in the form of anti-anxiety pills also known as “happy pills”) is prescribed for relieving anxiety in the hours immediately before a dental appointment.

Nevertheless, some children, especially the very young and fearful, may have difficulty cooperating for treatment at the dental office, and may benefit from behavior management techniques.

One pharmacologic behavior management technique is conscious sedation.

Reason being that the package inserts recommend a dose to induce sedation or sleep in a nonstress situation such as the home environment).

Most children are cooperative during dental treatment, despite occasional moments of anxiety.

Robert Kaminski, a dental anesthesiologist from suburban Detroit, told .

"Nothing could be further from the truth." But the dangers of anesthesia aren’t limited to the field of dentistry alone.

Since 2007, 18,000 dentists across the country have taken weekend-long courses in oral sedation to gain training in techniques that can cost patients tens of thousands of dollars extra in bills per year, but some say the hotel-conference style seminars give a false sense of security.

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