Dental Sedation Part 2

The morning of the appointment I was still very nervous.  I wanted to make sure it was an early morning appointment because MJ would not be able to eat or drink anything prior to it.  We got there and the nurse from the anesthesiologist’s office looked at me and began to giggle.  I guess he immediately noticed how nervous I was.   MJ went to his usual area to play, while I talked with the nurse, filled out paperwork, and watched a video about the procedure from the anesthesiologist.   I must say they were very professional, knowledgeable, and put me at ease! They took MJ back and allowed him to play with their iPad as a distraction.  Then they put on the laughing gas.   After that, the IV went in and he was “out!”  I will admit that the whole procedure took longer than I had anticipated, but they were also able to get “real” X-rays and give him a really good cleaning before they were done.  The only part that was really difficult was when he was waking up.  He was disoriented, flailing, and rubbing his eyes because they were blurry.   We had to stay there an additional 30 minutes until the medicine really began to wear off.  I knew he was ready to go when he looked at the dentist and said, “What’s up Doc?”   Everyone in the office laughed😊. We are so thrilled that this is over!  Now we really have to closely monitor MJ to be sure that he is brushing his teeth properly. It appears as though we have to teach him all over again.  

 Thank you all for your prayers and support.   It really did help. 





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