INHALATIONAL SEDATION 

In this method of sedation you breathe a mixture of special gases which act to relax you. The most common combination is nitrous oxide and oxygen which is also known by other names like 'gas and air', 'entonox' or 'relative analgesia'. 
 
This technique is very safe with a rapid recovery time and is good for adults but is especially good when treating anxious children. The mixture of gases is delivered through a small comfortable nosepiece, which is positioned to cover the nose and not the mouth. A specially designed machine delivers the gases and can be adjusted by your dentist in response to your needs. You may experience a warm tingly feeling which allows you to more easily accept dental treatment. There are requirements both before and after treatment with inhalational sedation and the instructions given by your dentist must be strictly followed.  
About Inhalational Sedation 
•Also known as Relative Analgesia or RA 
•Sometimes referred to as "gas and air" 
•Similar to "Entonox" commonly used in child birth 
•RA is suitable for adults and particularly effective in children 
•RA is a desirable alternative to general anaesthetic 
•It is a well established form of anxiety control that makes treatment more pleasant 
•It is an excellent way of having treatment if you are mildly anxious 
 
What to expect 
•RA may give a warm, tingly feeling- allowing better acceptance of treatment 
•RA can give the sense of floating 
•RA is a sedative and therefore gives relaxation 
•RA wears off within a few minutes 
 
What not to expect 
RA does not put you to sleep or give memory loss 

 We are a Denplan registered practice  

 
This is an alternative and cost effective method of obtaining quality dental care. As well as budgeting for quality time, this scheme has the advantage of accidental insurance and cover whilst abroad. 
 
If you wish to join Denplan please make this clear to the receptionist and dental surgeon and we will provide an assessment for you and guide you through the denplan registration procedure. 
 

 Our range of services  

 
Please tell us if you have any special needs. We have facilities to assist people in wheelchairs and for those who cannot cope with stairs. Please discuss any individual requirements with the dental