Happy air conscious sedation
For anxious children we can provide sedation with nitrous oxide or “happy air”. This is a great benefit for children who understand that treatment needs to be carried out but need a helping hand to get through the appointment.
It involves breathing the air through a small nose mask which is placed over the childs nose. The child feels tingly and may also giggle or feel sleepy.
Nitrous oxide is much safer than general anaesthetic and helps a child to feel comfortable and relaxed.