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June 1, 2016

Nitrous Oxide available for your patients

Nitrous oxide (N2O) conscious sedation is now available for your patients at Australian Dental Specialists. It is also commonly referred to as ‘happy gas’, and can help anxious patients feel relaxed during their visits. Dr Horace Wells introduced nitrous oxide to dentistry, back in 1844. It was first used as an analgesic, but in modern dentistry it is primarily utilised for its anxiolytic effects. Nitrous oxide lowers pain sensation and anxiety, and ensures a person is comfortable during treatment. The patient is still able to hear and respond to requests. A small hood is placed over the nose and the […]