Happy Gas - Complete Dental

Happy Gas

We also offer happy gas (inhalation sedation) for apprehensive patients or for patients who have a very sensitive gag reflex.

Happy gas is safe and effective with no lasting effects, which allows patients to drive immediately after treatment. During this inhalation sedation the patient remains conscious but the gas produces a calming and relaxing effect. This occurs by breathing in a combination of nitrous oxide gas and oxygen through a mask resting over the nose.

Although the dental patient becomes less aware of their surroundings, they will not go to sleep.

Who can benefit from inhalation sedation?

  • Young patients or anyone who is anxious about dental treatment
  • Patients who are medically or physically compromised
  • If the patient has a gag reflex that interferes with dental care

For inhalation sedation to be useful the patient must be willing to co-operate with breathing the gas through their nose.

It cannot be used if the patient: 

  • Is unable to breathe through their nose
  • Has blocked or infected sinuses or ears
  • Has behavioural difficulties or drug dependence
  • Has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Are there any after-effects?

Once the gas is turned off the effects normally wear off quickly.

Although it is unusual, children may feel nauseated and can vomit in response to the nitrous oxide treatment. So care should be taken to give only a small meal prior to any appointment involving nitrous gas.

The Dentist can administer and control how much gas their patient needs.  Our Therapist operators are unable to provide this service.

There is an additional fee payable to cover the cost of the nitrous oxide gas.

Please do not hesitate to contact us 3396 4094 to arrange an appointment if you require further information regarding happy gas.

Dental treatments personalised for you

We go the extra mile to adapt our services to ensure your complete comfort. Should you have any questions or concerns about your procedure, we are always available for a reassuring chat — just give us a call on 3396 4094.

Preferred Provider for dental health insurance

Complete Dental is a Preferred Provider for several health funds, so you benefit from the best possible rebates on your dental treatments. It's important to note that we welcome and accept all health funds, making quality dental care accessible for everyone.

Our promise to you

At Bastow & Chye Complete Dental, we promise to provide you with exceptional dental care. We are committed to creating a welcoming, comfortable environment where your wellbeing is our top priority. From our personalised treatment plans to our patient-centric philosophy, we strive to make each visit a positive experience. As a Preferred Provider for multiple health funds and with two convenient locations in Wynnum West and Lota, we aim to make quality dental care both accessible and affordable. Our goal is to be your partner in maintaining a healthy, radiant smile throughout every phase of your life.

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