We try to
be as happy as possible for our patients, however, some patients may
need a little help - this we can provide in the form of
nitrous oxide – happy gas.
oxide is a colourless and virtually odourless gas with a faint, sweet
smell. It is a great relaxation aid for treatment and is especially
useful for visits with the oral hygienist.
Although it does not
replace local anaesthetic (when required) it makes the entire visit
less stressful. The gas is
delivered by way of a nasal mask. The only contra-indications for use
are for patients who have breathing or respiratory problems.
For patients who require more profound sedation for extractions, our visting oral surgeon is able to provide IV sedation. Patients are oblivious of treatment and do not remember it but are still able to communicate with the surgeon. This is not to be confused with general anaesthetic.