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Old 05-21-2009, 10:32 AM
Location: Summerville, SC
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Found this from a link a friend posted on Facebook. I am not a parent (yet), so maybe my reaction to this will differ greatly from posters here.

pedisedate - Google Search

(not sure if I can direct link here, but you can see the site from the search)

Have children become so out of control that a device like this was developed? Or (from the official quote below) have C-average dentists found they need more work?

PediSedate is a medical device consisting of a colorful, toy-like headset that connects to a game component such as the Nintendo Game Boy system or a portable CD player. Once the child places it on his or her head and swings the snorkel down from its resting place atop the head, PediSedate transparently monitors respiratory function and distributes nitrous oxide, an anesthetic gas. The child comfortably becomes sedated while playing with a Nintendo Game Boy system or listening to music. This dramatically improves the hospital or dental experience for the child, parents and healthcare providers.

The result is a system that provides a calming influence over the children, monitors the child continuously, allows the procedure to be performed by less skilled personnel, increases the speed with which procedures can be performed and makes the procedure a less stressful experience for all involved. Each headset can be used multiple times per day by replacing the disposable components contained in the disposable kit.
Just curious as to the thoughts of actual parents on this.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:40 AM
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Yikes!! I'd rather they do it the old way. The reason I choose our dentist is his advertisement in the yellow pages said, "We cater to cowards.". He's great with kids and we've never ran into a need for something like this contraption.

Besides, how would a dentist reach the mouth of a younger child with that thing on their head? They wouldn't be able to lay their head back on the rest with those things sticking out on the sides either. Doesn't seem very practical to me.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:43 AM
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Our dentist is great with kids. My son is 4 and although he gets a little scared on the way there they always know how to cheer him up. At the end he doesn't want to leave.

Of course the minute someone tries to stick a needle in him watch out!
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:21 AM
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My kids aren't afraid of the dentist... and my daughter fell and broke her four front teeth when she was two, and needed some fillings and cosmetic dentistry to patch her up. She did absolutely fine! No tears, no fear, no sedation. The key is not showing fear yourself, and finding an excellent dentist who is great with kids. We also kept each visit to about 15 minutes, so we had to go back a lot... but at two years old, they can only sit still for so long.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:02 PM
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I want to use that thing for ME!!!! Is there one for adults? I am absolutely paranoid of seeing dentists. Thankfully, my kids don't mind it at all.

While the majority of kids wouldn't need it for routine work, it can have a place in more involved procedures-lessening the chance of future dental paranoia (like I have, for that reason).
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