Happy gas is a gas called nitrous oxide. It is a mild sedative which has no colour or smell – It’s safe to use on both adults and children!
We use a small mask that sits over the patient’s nose – the mask is also connected to the suction to make sure all excess gas is removed.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a pleasant, relaxing feeling which reduces anxiety sensitivity to pain and gag reflexes – it will not put you to sleep.
– It works quickly
– You are constantly monitored by the dentist if the nitrous oxide needs to be increased or decreased it can be done straight away by the dentist.
– Happy gas has no hangover effect you’ll feel normal within 3-5 minutes as the gas is eliminated from your body
– For certain procedures it can be used instead of local anaesthesia
– Very safe and has very few side effects
Can be used to eliminate or minimise gagging