Happy Gas (Inhalation Sedation)
If you find it difficult relaxing at the dentist’s office, you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is an incredibly common phenomenon affecting more than 30% of the general population, and nothing to be ashamed of.
At serenity dental, we provide “Happy Gas” as a form of sedation dentistry to help you eliminate anxiety. Sedation dentistry utilizes nitrous oxide, a safe and effective gas, to make patients feel comfortable and at ease. Ask us about our sedation dentistry options and let us know how we can help. This treatment is available at our Emerald clinic.
What Does Laughing Gas Do?
Nitrous oxide (N2O), more commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that slows down your nervous system to make you feel less inhibited. It safely and effectively manages pain and anxiety during dental treatment. nitrous oxide is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over the patient's nose. Patients can breathe normally and should feel the effects of the laughing gas within minutes.
The Benefits Of Laughing Gas
Nitrous oxide is a safe and effective method for sedation. It works quickly to relax patients and the effects wear off quickly by breathing pure oxygen through a mask. It does not put you to sleep, so you can hear and respond to any of the dentist's questions or instructions.
What Is Laughing Gas Used For?
Nitrous oxide sedation is recommended for Patients:
- who are fearful, anxious, or uncooperative
- have special health care needs
- have gag reflexes that interfere with dental care
- children needing lengthy dental procedures
Nitrous Oxide For Children
Nitrous oxide is equally safe for children- According to the American Association of Paediatric Dentistry, laughing gas is considered generally acceptable to children. It can help accelerate procedures that are not particularly uncomfortable but require the child not to move for extended periods. You can discuss options for sedation with your Paediatric dentist at Serenity Dental when planning dental treatment.
Is Laughing Gas Safe For Everyone?
While nitrous oxide is considered a safe and effective sedative, it might not be the right choice for you. Let your dentist know if you have a history of mental health conditions, substance abuse, are pregnant, or have any other medical condition. It can be a useful tool for easing anxiety and pain during dental procedures.
Inhalation Sedation In Emerald Or Surrounds
Serenity Dental CQ offers Inhalation sedation techniques at our Emerald dental clinic.
While Serenity Dental CQ is a Bupa preferred dentist and also a preferred provider for Medibank, HCF, Westfund and CBHS, all health funds are accepted with Hicaps used to process claims for you at the time of your appointment. Interest-free dental payment plans are also available.