Laughing gas or Nitrous Oxide works well in helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed during dental treatment.
It is a similar sensation to drinking a glass or two of alcohol but without the hangover and doesn’t impair your ability to drive.
Laughing gas is inhaled through a soft silicon nose piece. It takes a few minutes to take effect and you will feel warm and a little drowsy and relaxed.
We commonly use laughing gas or happy gas when treating children. Laughing gas is a safe and pain free sedation method which enables the dentist to work more effectively, especially when working with children. If you or your child suffer anxiety or have previously had a bad dental experience, this may be a good method to help you have needed dental care .
Laughing gas has been used for over 150 years and is very safe. Your dentist will assess whether it is appropriate for you.
During your dental procedure, you may experience these positive effects from the laughing gas which will help to
- Reduce anxiety
- Feel calm
- Become sleepy or enter a dream state
Laughing gas can be used for
- Scale and polish
Following your procedure, your dentist will remove the nose piece and provide you with oxygen to flush out the remaining nitrous oxide within your body. As a result, the oxygen will help you to regain your senses and reduce the side effects.
You may feel slightly tired or nauseous for a short period of time after the procedure,
Dental Nitrous Oxide Bulimba
At Whitesmile Dental Care we offer nitrous oxide at our centrally located Bulimba clinic. For any further information please contact our friendly staff