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Carousel Pediatric Dentistry
Dr. Kyle Nordeen

My child is scheduled for dental treatment under general anesthesia. I forgot the NPO guidelines. How long before the procedure should my child stop eating and drinking?

The American Society of Anesthesiologists recommend the following guidelines for fasting prior to dental surgery under general anesthesia: At Carousel Pediatric Dentistry, we offer minimally invasive dentistry just for your child. 

  • Up to 2 hours prior to procedure – clear liquids allowed
  • Up to 4 hours prior to procedure – breast milk allowed
  • Up to 6 hours prior to procedure – infant formula, non-human milk, light meal allowed
  • 8+ hours prior to procedure – fried foods, fatty foods, meat allowed

 
*a light meal consists of toast and clear liquid

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If you would like to learn more about general anesthesia or other questions, call Carousel Pediatric Dentistry. Our dental team can't wait to meet you and the entire family.

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