My DS had this done a few years back - he was 8. It was a bit disturbing when he was coming round from the sedation, he was groggy and it took about 5 minutes to wake up. Would recommend holding off the return journey for 30 mins or so to avoid any nausea, but mine was fine within about 20 mins from waking up. Good luck
Thank you , that sounds not too bad . I have been told he will have to stay off school the next day , which is fine , my dh has taken the day off work to be with him but it just made it all a bit more scary than I had previously thought .
I have also been told I won't be able to stay in the room with him once he is sedated which is worrying me a bit but not much I can do about it I suppose .
DS1 was 3 when he had one out under sedation. We were not allowed to stay in for the duration of the extraction either but as soon as he was in recovery we went in. Watching him go under was the worst bit tbh. I had to have a little sob in the waiting room .
They should let you stay for as long as possible in the recovery and I would agree about holding off the return journey. I also stayed in the back of the car with him (don't know if you will be able to have someone else driving?) as he was so groggy and kept wanting to feel the socket. They must not do this as the clot has to stay in place as long as possible to avoid a dry socket thingy which is very painful apparently. He also dribbled uncontrollably afterwards.
About 3/4 days afterwards his breath started to stink. Apparently this is normal. It was dead tissue/infection working its way out.
Good luck. I do believe this is the very best way to do it so you have as little trauma as possible. Even after all this DS1 still hops happily into the dentists chair.
Thank you , yes I will have him in the front with me and as long as we leave by two , which gives us 3 hours after treatment then we should be back in time to pick up my other ds . Do you think that is enough time ? Or should I be priming people to pick up my other ds ?
Will take a sick kit just in case and cuddly bear and keep fingers crossed .
Keeping him calm and quiet afterwards for a day or so could be tricky with him , may have to buy a couple of new dvds and keep him away from his bmx .
My dental phobic dd had a gas&air mixture when she was having her tooth extracted. I sat with her throughout and she was conscious. She was in happyland though and was mostly unfazed by the whole procedure. Was in a bit of a detached state for while afterwards but quite happy and responsive and as it was done at an evening appt. she rested when we got home and then went to bed. Was fine the next day. Oh we did give her some paracetamol before she went to bed.
I just wish I could find another dentist that does treatment this way.
things I remember were a) when GA was administered - DD was on my lap for procedure. so desperately wanted to lift her on to the bed but couldn't without the help of two men, she was like a lead weight.
and b) meeting DD back on the ward, she was tired and groggy but all she could see was this blood coming from her mouth and panicing. the cries were horrible.
have you checked your notes from hospital? ours definately say that there should be 1:1 for the return journey then the driver. I would definately check this out, you don't want to be refused a discharge. also, i would find someone to pick up your other DS from school - we didn't get home till after school run, having been there all day. emergencies still took precedence on theatre time.
hope it all goes well. unfortunately, we're going back there again in a few weeks with another extraction.