Altona Dentist – Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Nitrous Oxide sedation explained by Altona Bay Dental Clinic dentists in Altona: Nitrous oxide sedation also known as laughing gas is a very safe and effective sedative in dentistry. It can be used for all age group.
Nitrous oxide is a mixture of two gases which is oxygen and nitrous oxide. The gases work quickly and it is reversible. The nitrous oxide dosage can be adjusted according to the needs of the patient and It is a non-allergenic gas.
Prior to the administration of nitrous oxide, little or no food should be eaten because vomiting or nausea can occur. Any medical condition especially respiratory conditions should be discussed with the dentist because this may limit the effectiveness with the nitrous oxide administration.
A mask is placed over the nose by the dentist and the patient breaths in through the nose and out through their mouth. The patient will begin to feel a pleasant level of sedation in about a minute. The cheeks and gums may feel numb in some patients. The gas can be adjusted to a suitable dose according to the patient. Once the patient is comfortable and relaxed, a local anaesthetic is administered and dental treatments can be performed.
Once the treatment is complete, 100% oxygen can be administered and the effects of the sedation is reversed. Compared to general or intravenous sedation, the patient can leave the surgery without an escort, our dentist at Altona Bay Dental Clinic recommend that the patient be accompanied home by a friend or relative.
If you need any dental treatments done at Altona using Nitrous Oxide Sedation, please call our Altona Bay Dental Clinic in Altona to book your dental consultations and speak to our qualified sedation dentistry practicing dentist doing dental treatments using nitrous oxide sedation in Altona.