Nitrous Oxide Sedation
If the thought of seeing your dentist offers you a chill every six months, an anesthetic can be the solution. Nitrous Oxide Sedation dentistry uses a mixture of techniques, starting from nitrous oxide or “giggling gas” to well-known anesthesia, to relax a patient all through surgeries. For even the maximum intense dental phobias, there may be no longer a reason to avoid the dentist altogether.
Nitrous oxide is fuel and is normally referred to as satisfying gas or general anesthesia. Giving nitrous oxide is a way to assist a toddler’s ache and anxiety at some stage in dental remedy. The fuel is given through a small nosepiece, and your child might be wakeful during the procedure. Children usually get better quickly from the outcomes of the fuel after their dental remedy has been completed.
Nitrous oxide, colorless gasoline with a slightly sweet smell, has been used in medicinal drugs for about a century; but its outdated nickname, “giggling gasoline,” is undeserved. It’s a safe and powerful method of administering conscious sedation because of this that you’ll live awake at some stage in the procedure.
Most people whose anxiety could in any other case preserve them out of the dental chair can gain from conscious sedation with nitrous oxide. Before starting treatment, we will take an entire scientific record, together with your use of each prescription and non-prescription medicinal drug. If you are pregnant, have COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or some different pulmonary sicknesses, or are taking certain drugs, it may no longer be proper for you.
Still in case you feel that you might profit from a redundant stress free experience within the dental clinic, ask about nitrous oxide aware sedation. We are best in bicton town and are specialized, well trained nitrous oxide sedation dental clinic.
Frequently Asked Questions
We adhere to all the latest government regulations advice and guidelines regarding equipment, cross-infection and decontamination. All our equipment is properly serviced and maintained and our staff receives regular training to make sure we are completely up to speed. We make sure your safety is taken very seriously!
The problem is it doesn’t necessarily follow that not having any pain, means you don’t have any dental problems. Tooth decay and gum disease need to be well advanced before they cause pain. By the time they cause pain treatment becomes more difficult more expensive and time-consuming and the outcomes are less predictable. At our checkups, we will check your teeth and gums very carefully and advise you of any potential problems. We also check for mouth cancer. If your teeth and gums are completely healthy, we will give you advice on how to keep them that way. We may also recommend you increase the interval between check-ups to a year if you are spectacularly good!
Bad breath is most commonly caused by the smelly gases produced by the bacteria coating your teeth and gums. Food debris trapped in between the teeth can also start to decompose and cause a very unpleasant odor. So effective and regular tooth brushing and cleaning in between your teeth with dental tape or interdentally brushes and cleaning your tongue is crucial to keep your breath fresh.
Strong foods like garlic coffee and onions and smoking of course add to the problem, as can having a dry mouth caused by certain medical conditions and some prescribed drugs and mouth breathing. Artificial saliva products may help.
Infections in the throat nose lungs or sinuses and liver or kidney problems may also cause bad breath. If we can’t find a dental cause for your problem we may refer you to your doctor.
Sensitive teeth are usually triggered with cold food (ice cream) or drinks, or touch (toothbrush or fingernail) or sweet foods (chocolate). The pain is severe but only lasts for a few seconds. If you get pain that lasts longer than this and is triggered with hot things more than cold you have a toothache, not sensitivity!
Sensitivity can be caused by exposing the more sensitive dentine on your teeth either by brushing too hard or drinking /eating too many acidic foods, fizzy drinks, white wine, fruit juice. The solution is to limit or expose your teeth to acid attack, clean with an electric toothbrush and use toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Use the toothpaste as an ointment… rub it into the sensitive areas and leave it there.
If you find no improvement come and see us!
Please call us immediately on (08 9339 8008) as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to help you. The earlier in the day that you ring, the more likely you are to be seen that same day and at a time that suits you best. If the practice is closed and you cannot wait until opening time, please call us and listen to the answer phone message which will give you instructions on accessing our out of hours emergency service.