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Dental surgeon Diana Marcus of SpaDental Plymouth explains how inhalation sedation works*. It can help patients get the dental treatment they need:
“About 25% of people dread going to the dentist. While as many as 50% dislike it. That means that some people often avoid going to the dentist. But there ways to overcome those feelings. One of them is inhalation sedation.
Inhalation sedation uses nitrous oxide mixed with oxygen. It’s often described as ”the most nearly ‘ideal’ clinical sedative circumstance.”
For many people, yes, it is as ideal as you can get. It’s known by patients as happy gas, laughing gas, relative analgesia, RA and even “happy air”.
Inhaling nitrous oxide (mixed with oxygen) blocks the feeling of pain. At the same time, it brings on a comfortable feeling of well-being.
We’re all different, and react differently. Some people describe the experience as feeling warm all over. Or that they feel like a happy drunk, a bit light headed. Others find it relaxing. Some people get the giggles, or even experience different auditory or visual effects.
It’s hard to say exactly as patient responses vary. That’s why communication and careful monitoring is important during treatment.
But in general:
Throughout the procedure, patients can communicate with the dentist and should inform them of any unpleasant symptoms.
Together with your dentist, you can find out if inhalation sedation is the right method to help you to overcome your anxiety or fear. The first step is to come in and talk to your dentist. We’ll understand.
Are you really nervous? Then inhalation sedation will help you to relax and accept the dental treatment that you have agreed you need to have.
Or extremely nervous? There are also other methods to help you, such as IV sedation or general anaesthesia.”
*Please note that not all SpaDental surgeries are able to offer inhalation sedation.
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