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?
It cannot be used if the patient :
Is unable to breathe through their nose
Has blocked or infected sinuses or ears
Has behavioural difficulties or drug dependence
Has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Are there any after-effects? :
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 donot hesitate to contact us 07 3847 8001 if you require further information regarding Happy Gas