Nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation transforms adults and children filled with anxieties about dental treatment into comfortable, relaxed and responsive patients. This allows us to make the most efficient use of chair time to complete treatment and leave you feeling completely positive about your dental treatment experience.
Nitrous oxide/oxygen (N2O) is simply a gas which you breathe in through a mask that is placed over your nose. It is tasteless, odourless and instantly reversible. It can be used selectively to make anaesthetic more manageable or for the duration of your appointment. You will be awake and aware – you simply won’t feel any anxiety! And you won’t need a drive home.
Inhalation sedation may be helpful for:
fear of pain, office noises, injections, dentists
strong gag reflex
pre-existing or generalized anxiety