Nitrous Oxide sedation explained by dentists at Ballarat Dental Care in Ballarat: Nitrous oxide sedation also known as laughing gas is a very safe and effective sedative in dentistry and is used for all age group in kids and adults.
Nitrous oxide is a mixture of two gases which is oxygen and nitrous oxide. The gases work quickly and it is reversible. The nitrous oxide dosage can be adjusted by the dentist according to the needs of the patient and it is a non-allergenic gas.
Prior to the administration of nitrous oxide, little or no food should be eaten because vomiting or nausea can occur. Any medical condition especially respiratory conditions should be discussed with the dentist because this may limit the effectiveness with the nitrous oxide administration.
Dentist places the mask over the nose and the patient breaths in through the nose and out through their mouth. The patient will begin to feel a pleasant level of sedation in about a minute. The cheeks and gums may feel numb in some patients.
Dentist can adjust the Nitrox Oxide gas to a suitable dose according to the patient. Once the patient is comfortable and relaxed, a local an-aesthetic is administered and dental treatments can be performed.
Once the treatment is complete, 100% oxygen can be administered and the effects of the sedation is reversed. Compared to general or intravenous sedation, the patient can leave the surgery without an escort. Dentist at BallaratDental Care recommend that the patient be accompanied home by a friend or relative.
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