Inhalation Sedation

Happy Gas (Nitrous Oxide/Conscious Sedation)

Nitrous Oxide (N2O) or Happy Gas is used as a sedation method during treatment when a
patient suffers dental anxiety. When inhaled, it can induce feelings of euphoria and
sedation. It helps relax and emits pleasurable feelings so your visit is more comfortable. It
also can produce sensations of drowsiness, warmth, and tingling in the hands, feet and/or about the mouth. In the dental setting, it will not induce unconsciousness. You will be able to swallow, talk and cough as needed. Nitrous Oxide is colourless and odourless and works quickly and effectively. It is safe to use and the effects are reversible. You are able to drive to and from your appointment as there is no need for assistance Happy Gas is great for Children who suffer dental anxiety and are scared of pain.

How is Happy Gas Administered?

Happy Gas is administered and inhaled firstly with 100% oxygen then it is mixed with the happy gas through a mask placed over the nose. You then breathe through the nose only. Once the treatment is finished, we run 100% oxygen for a few minutes to bring the body back to its original state.

Happy Gas Effects
  • Calming
  • Soothing
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Minimal to no pain
  • Floating feeling (euphoria)
  • Suppresses senses such as hearing touch and pain
  • Giggling or laughing
  • Tingling in the hands and body

If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment on (07) 33982255 or fill out your details to contact us.

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