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Happy Gas / Inhalation Sedation

Dentist Coorparoo – We also offer happy gas (inhalation sedation) for apprehensive patients or for patients with those who have a very sensitive gag reflex.

Happy gas is safe and effective

During this inhalation sedation the patient remains conscious (will not go to sleep) but the gas produces a calming and relaxing effect. This occurs by breathing in a combination of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen through a mask resting over the nose.

Who can benefit from inhalation sedation?

  • Young patients or anyone who is anxious about dental treatment
  • If the patient has a gag reflex that interferes with dental care
  • Patient must be willing to co-operate with breathing the gas through their nose.

It cannot be used if the patient :

  • Is unable to breathe through their nose
  • Has blocked or infected sinuses or ears
  • Has behavioral difficulties or drug dependence
  • Has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

What to expect post happy gas therapy?

Once the gas is turned off, its effects normally wear off quickly.

Although it is unusual, children may feel nauseated and can vomit in response to the nitrous oxide treatment. So care should be taken to give only a small meal prior to any appointment involving nitrous gas.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at 07 3847 8001 if you require further information regarding Happy Gas

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