For patients who fear a dentist or feel fear of pain in a dental chair, we have a solution – inhalation sedation. It is a treatment with the use of nitrous oxide – commonly known as laughing gas.
During inhalation sedation the patient is given a special mask through which the laughing gas (a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide) is feeded. This procedure immediately relaxes the patient, reduces anxiety and introduces him to a state of full relaxation. When using inhalation sedation, the patient is constantly aware. He reacts to all doctor’s orders.
The advantage of treatment is a visible change in patient’s attitude to treatment. Many of them after a few visits give up the use of gas, because they simply stop being afraid of the dentist. This is a huge benefit especially for people who postponed a visit to the dentist for the future, risking deterioration of the health of teeth and mouth, inflammation, etc. Thanks to inhalation sedation, visits will no longer have to be postponed 🙂
Inhalation sedation involves inhaling a mixture of gases: oxygen and nitrous oxide in the right proportions that are safe for the human body. Thanks to its characteristics it reduces the stress accompanying the visit in the dental office and the fear of pain. Nitrous oxide does not dull and allows dentist to maintain full contact with the patient. It stops working after just a short moment, so you can drive the car already 20 minutes after the end of the visit.
When using inhalation sedation, the patient is constantly aware. He reacts to all the doctor’s orders. In Luxdentic, we use modern advanced Ambulance All 5000C device for sedation treatment.
Indications for the procedure:
- strong fear of any treatment
- strong fear of pricking in both children and adults
- strong gag reflex
- nervous hyperactivity
- long surgical, prosthetic and maxillary impressions in people with a strong gag reflex.
Contraindications to sedation:
- a cold, hypertrophy of the tonsils
- I trimester of pregnancy
- mental disorders
- multiple sclerosis, porphyria, myasthenia gravis
- bronchiectasis, emphysema
- lack of patient cooperation.