Inhalation sedation

Going to the dentist without fear and anxiety

If you are afraid of injections and dental treatments, then you are the perfect patient for inhalation sedation.

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What is inhalation sedation?

It is a procedure where by inhaling nitrous oxide, a relaxing sensation is felt. Fear turns into a deep stage of relaxation and the feeling of pain decreases.

We use a special device from a renowned German manufacturer that enables sedation without needles and intravenous injection, only through a small mask that fits over your nose.

Is this type of sedation safe?

This method of “calming a patient” is completely safe for both adults and children. Nitrous oxide is the most researched, safest and oldest sedative. It has been used in dentistry for more than 160 years. It is a safe, non-toxic gas which leaves the body immediately after the treatment, so patients can resume all their activities.

How does nitrous oxide work?

By inhaling through a mask that is placed on the patient’s nose, a warm and pleasant feeling is experienced, patients compare it to the feeling of flying. Nitrous oxide is a gas that is mixed with oxygen and once inhaled it makes you feel relaxed immediately. The gas mixture is dosed individually until comfort is achieved during the treatment.

Are patients awake during inhalation sedation?

Patients are conscious throughout the duration of sedation. They have slow reflexes and feel sleepy. Communication with a dentist/surgeon is all the time possible during the intervention.

Are you a suitable patient for inhalation sedation?

If you have a fear of the dentist, the sounds during dental treatments, needles or receiving anaesthesia; have a strong urge to vomit or just want to relax while the oral surgical procedure is in progress, then you are the right patient for sedation. Likewise, if your child feels discomfort or fear during dental treatments, this will enable better cooperation during dental treatments.

When is inhalation sedation contraindicated?

Unfortunately, there are situations and conditions of patients, when the use of sedation is not indicated. These are the patients who:

  • had an eye operation/intervention over the previous 3 months
  • receive Bleomycin therapy
  • have pulmonary emphysema/bullae
  • have Pneumothorax, Ileus
  • pregnant women in any trimester of pregnancy

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