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Sparrow
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Sweet air for cavities?

DD (4.5yo) has cavities and the pediatric dentist says he wants to give her sweet air. I am not familiar with this and don't like the sound of it. I had tons of cavities as a kid (thinking poor DD inherited by bad teeth) and always just got Novocaine.

Is this a normal practice? I really don't know what to think and want a second opinion before I do anything.

Posted 12/19/15 7:23 PM
 
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butterfly20
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Sweet air for cavities?

that broadway smiles does the gas too

Posted 12/19/15 8:36 PM
 

Anxious3
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floof

Sweet air for cavities?

My friend's 4 yo DC had it done at That Broadway Smile and was fine. I obviously can't speak to it first hand but it seems like a common practice.

Posted 12/19/15 8:41 PM
 

MommaG
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Gloria

Sweet air for cavities?

Our dentist has laser dentistry for cavities and said they can do without it no problem, no pain but some kids are apprehensive and it makes it easier for them to relax.

Posted 12/19/15 9:36 PM
 

nycgirl
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

Depends on your kid.
Mine (almost 4) is very good, but still freaked out when having a procedure under local (stitches on face). I had to hold her down. It didn't hurt, but she was terrified when they started & it was hard to keep her still. She would not be able to tolerate cavity filling.

Posted 12/20/15 9:01 AM
 

ny55angel
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P

Sweet air for cavities?

My son had it 2x. There's NO WAY he'd be able to not have it. It just helped him relax enough to not flip out when they started work in his mouth. They Apap use novicaine on just the tooth they're working on (Kidd smiles in merrick )

For us, it's not covered by insurance, but it's well worth the $ IMO

Posted 12/20/15 10:26 AM
 

ANewDayHasCome
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

I had a bunch of cavities growing up and always got sweet air. I would have been a nightmare without it. Totally normal.

Posted 12/20/15 11:07 AM
 

afternoondelight828
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

Posted by ANewDayHasCome

I had a bunch of cavities growing up and always got sweet air. I would have been a nightmare without it. Totally normal.



Ditti

Posted 12/20/15 11:37 AM
 

DeniseMarie
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

Our dentist uses sweet air. So easy. DD was fine during and after.

Posted 12/20/15 2:11 PM
 

mnmsoinlove
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

My 3 year old just had a cavity filled with Sweet air. I called the Ped to double check it was ok because I was feeling uneasy about it. Ped said its very safe. My dd sat on my lap while she had it filled and was very relaxed. As soon as the mask was off she was back to her normal self. No needles and no numb feeling which was really nice.

Posted 12/20/15 5:10 PM
 

beanie571
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Sweet air for cavities?

My daughter had cavities filled when she was 4 with sweet air. She is a terrible patient and they would never have been able to do it without it! She hated novocaine, and sweet air was enough to get it done easily.

Posted 12/20/15 7:08 PM
 

drewsgirl
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Sweet air for cavities?

Ds had to have sweet air..my Dh said once it started he was laughing and relaxed..no way he could have done it without it..he was 4

Posted 12/22/15 8:25 AM
 

DRMom
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

My son also had it and it was actually a wonderful experience that I as so stressed about. He did great and no side effects at all

Posted 12/22/15 9:27 AM
 

MrsSpring
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

my dd has groovy teeth and has about 5 filling. Each time the dentist recommends the air but I always tell them no. There has never been a problem with her not getting it.

eta-how bad is the cavity?

Message edited 12/25/2015 10:08:32 PM.

Posted 12/25/15 10:07 PM
 

wakemeup

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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

DS (at age 6) had a cavity filled without it and DD (at age 5) had one filled with it. LIGHT YEARS difference. DD didn't cry one bit and was so calm but not loopy at all. I will never make them get a filling without sweet air again.

Posted 12/26/15 8:46 AM
 

CunningOne
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Re: Sweet air for cavities?

My kids are older now, but have had quite a few cavities filled between the two of them. We've never used sweet air. I guess it depends on your kids. While mine were apprehensive, they always did well without it.

Posted 12/26/15 12:38 PM
 
 

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