Also known as ‘laughing gas’ or ‘happy gas’, nitrous oxide is a safe and effective sedative that Starbright Dental offers, to help calm the nerves of our most anxious patients. This gas is mixed with oxygen and then inhaled through a gas mask that we will fit over your nose to help you relax. Unlike general anaesthetic, patients remain conscious for the duration of the procedure. Any effects usually wear off quickly, so it should not restrict activities after your appointment.
We do not want to put you to sleep, but rather make you feel relaxed and calm. Under Happy Gas sedation, you should be able to hear and respond to everything the dentist says and breathe normally through your nose. Feeling tingles in your arms and legs, or slightly light-headed is completely normal and the symptoms will wear off almost as soon as the mask is removed.
Feeling anxious about your next visit to the dentist? Starbright Dental wants to keep you happy! Contact us for more information on Happy Gas sedation and feeling great at your next appointment.