Conscious Sedation/ Nitrous Oxide/ “Happy Gas”
If you are feeling anxious or nervous about your routine dental treatment or maintenance, we offer Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas) sedation.
The gas is inhaled through a nose mask and makes you feel free from anxiety, while you still can hear, see and respond to actions happening around you. You may feel tingling, euphoria or floating. This simple and straightforward system is easy for the dentist and dental staff to operate and maintain.
Nitrous oxide sedation is very safe. It has very few side effects. It can be used safely in patients from very young to the elderly. It is very effective in eliminating or minimising severe gagging. There’s no “hangover” effect and you should feel normal within 3 to 5 minutes after the gas supply is stopped. This means you can safely drive home without supervision.
In addition to the Happy Gas sedation, many of our patients comment that our dental team is gentle, caring, warm, and friendly. These gentle and friendly natures of our team have helped the patients feel at ease and comfortable during their visits.
We understand that it is common that you may feel somewhat anxious or nervous before seeing the dentist. We are here to help, and we are committed to make your visit a pleasant experience.