Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry and Side Effects

Nitrous oxide in dentistry

Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as 'happy gas', is used by our trained dentists at Surfers Paradise Dental Centre (SPDC) as a relaxant to make procedures as fuss-free and pain-free as possible.

It's a safe, effective relaxant that's administered via an inhaler (or mask) placed over the nose and is breathed in during the course of a procedure. As the layman's term suggests, the most common effect of nitrous oxide is the feeling of elation, even happiness, while it is being administered.

We understand there are some people with anxieties about certain procedures, such as drilling and tooth extractions. Nitrous oxide has been used by dentists worldwide for over 100 years to help relieve any anxieties associated with these and other procedures, particularly in the area of children's dentistry.

Used in conjunction with a local anaesthetic, nitrous oxide provides for a soothing, completely pain-free experience.

Feel free to ask our dentists about nitrous oxide and its effects or about any other relaxant medications which may be of assistance. Call SPDC today on (07) 5597 2100 for an appointment.

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