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Inhalation Sedation

Inhalation Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation is the lightest form of dental sedation and provides an adequate level of anesthesia and relaxation for the patient whilst the dentist caries out the treatment.


Inhalation Sedation involves the patient breathing in a mixture of Nitrous Oxide Gas in combination with Oxygen which helps anxious patients to become more relaxed and co-operate during treatment.


Inhalation Analgesia, another name for inhalation sedation, is a method of conscious sedation because the patient remains awake and conscious throughout the procedure and should not be confused with sleep dentistry which refers to unconscious sedation (general anesthesia).

What drugs are used?

 For Inhalation Sedation we use nitrous Oxide Gas in combination with Oxygen can help anxious patients to become more relaxed and co-operative during treatment without experiencing any pain.

What happens afterwards?

Most patients feel fine after treatment but will not be discharged until you can walk unaided and are feeling normal again. You must have a responsible adult with you to escort you home and remain with you for the next 24 hours. You must not operate any machinery, cooker or power tools. No driving for at least 24 hours.

If you experience nausea have a lie down and rest. If you still experience side-effects after 24 hours contact us.

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