What is Dental Sedation with Happy Gas?
We provide happy gas as an option to temporarily sedate and relax you. it’s administered with a gas mask placed over your nose throughout the procedure. Dental Sedation with Happy Gas gives the illusion that:
Throughout treatment, patients feel relaxed and often lose the anxiety they feel with dental appointments. In general you will get tingly toes and fingers. It makes you feel like you’ve had a couple of glasses of wine. This illusion means that you will find it much easier to come back for dental treatment, as you’ll know that the appointment will be stress free with the Happy Gas.
Happy gas wears off shortly after treatment. (Approximately 30-60 mins). This allows you to get back to work and get on with your day.
The gas enters and leaves your body in the same form. This means the sedative effect completely wears off shortly after treatment. The general rule is that you cannot drive or sign legal documents for 30-60mins after the procedure.
For more information contact us, or watch the video below. Don’t forget to mention that you would like happy gas when booking the appointment to ensure that it is all ready when you walk through the door.
The equipment we use (as your happy gas dentist), to deliver the gas is quite simple. It consists of a supply of compressed gases and a nose piece which delivers the gases to you. Flowmeters and pressure gauges allow us to keep an eye on the flow of gases. The desired N2O-O2 mix is fed through a tube to which a nasal hood or cannula is attached. This hood is put over your nose. All you have to do now is breathe normally through your nose – bingo! When making your dental appointments with Happy Gas, please advise our receptionist so that the gas can be ready, organised and waiting for you at your dental appointment.