WHO CAN BE SEDATED?
Both adults and children.
For successful inhalation sedation, you must be able to breathe comfortably through your nose and understand & cooperate. This technique can be very helpful for patients with special needs or those who tend to gag a lot during dental treatment.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT MY APPOINTMENT?
Before your treatment starts, we will usually check your blood pressure, pulse and oxygen level. These may not all be necessary in children.
Your oxygen level will be checked continuously during your sedation by placing a small clip over one of your fingertips.
You will first start to breathe pure oxygen through a small mask over your nose. The nitrous oxide gas is then added gradually to the oxygen.
You will be watched carefully and treatment will begin only when you are fully relaxed.
We will keep you in the surgery after your treatment until we are sure you are ready to go home.