Sedation Dentistry, also known as Nitrous Oxide (Gas) inhalation sedation – It is a safe and effective sedative agent that mixes with oxygen. It is inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Besides, this type of sedation dentistry works well with patients who are prone to dental anxiety.
Sometimes called “laughing gas,” Nitrous Oxide (Gas) inhalation is one option your dentist may offer to help make you more comfortable during certain procedures. It is does not to put you to sleep. You will be able to hear and respond to any requests or directions the dentist may have. Your dentist will ask you to breathe normally through your nose, and within a few short minutes you should start to feel the effects of the nitrous oxide. You may feel light-headed or a tingling sensation in your body. Ultimately, you should feel calm and comfortable. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off soon after the dentist removes the mask.
Talk to your dentist about whether sedation dentistry (nitrous oxide) would be a good option for you.
About Dr. Ajay
This Bundaberg dentist is a member of the Australian Dental Association and Australian Society of Implant Dentistry. Also, Dr. Ajay keeps abreast with the advances in dentistry by attending course and lectures in Australia and around the world. Furthermore, as a practicing dentist, he loves to listen to your questions, concerns and explain all your treatment options.