Happy Gas

Happy Gas (Inhalation Sedation)

Looking to eliminate your dental anxiety and feel at ease during your dental treatments? At Serenity Dental, we offer inhalation sedation, also known as “Happy Gas,” to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable.

Inhalation sedation utilizes nitrous oxide, a safe and effective gas, to calm your nervous system and reduce anxiety. Nitrous oxide, also commonly referred to as laughing gas, is a mild sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose. You can breathe normally during the treatment and should feel the effects within minutes.

The benefits of inhalation sedation are numerous. It is a safe and effective method for managing pain and anxiety during dental treatments, and it works quickly to help you relax. The effects wear off quickly by breathing pure oxygen through a mask, so you can go back to your normal activities shortly after the treatment. Inhalation sedation also does not put you to sleep, so you can hear and respond to any of the dentist's questions or instructions.

Inhalation sedation is recommended for patients who are fearful, anxious, or uncooperative, have special healthcare needs, have gag reflexes that interfere with dental care, or children needing lengthy dental procedures. Nitrous oxide is equally safe for children, according to the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry.

While inhalation sedation is generally safe and effective, it might not be the right choice for everyone. Let your dentist know if you have a history of mental health conditions, substance abuse, are pregnant, or have any other medical conditions.

At Serenity Dental, we offer inhalation sedation at our Emerald and Rockhampton dental clinics.

Contact the Serenity Dental team today to make an appointment and discuss our inhalation sedation methods. You can call us or book a dental appointment online. Let us help you eliminate dental anxiety and feel more comfortable during your dental treatments with inhalation sedation.