“Happy Air” Relaxes Your Child In Our Chair
Children can be very challenging when it comes to, well, everything. Feeding them is difficult, bathing them is difficult, disciplining them is difficult, treating them is difficult. But the researchers of dentistry has come up with a nice solution to relax the children when they sit in the dentist chair. We call it the “Happy Air Treatment”.
What is it?
Let’s find out.
What Is Happy Air Treatment?
Happy air treatment is more appropriately called inhalation sedation. In this treatment, your child will inhale nitrous oxide through a mask that fits over his nose. This will allow him to stay relaxed and he will cooperate with the treatment. It reduces the anxiety on the patient’s part and makes the procedure hassle-free for the doctor. But is it safe?
How Safe Is Sedation Inhalation?
Use of nitrous oxide in medicine is not a new thing. It is a kind of oxygen-mixed gas. It is even not actually a painkiller or anaesthesia. It is called a ‘laughing gas’, although, it is primarily used to remove anxiety. Medical use of this gas is totally safe and does not have any health adversaries.
It is often used to calm down patients who ‘fear’ the treatment. It is even used during a woman’s labour. Many adults use it during their dental treatment or even other forms of physical examination. It is very safe to use on children and adult alike.
Especially in children, if they are not co-operative, if they protest the treatment, forcing them to the treatment can lead to procedural injuries and can also make them apprehensive of any future treatments. This is why, at Alsawai, we encourage parents to opt for this “Happy Air Treatment”.
How Does This Gas Work?
As mentioned before, this gas is not a painkiller or anaesthesia. It’s only a relaxing agent. It reduces the sense of fear and anticipation. It will help your child to overcome the ‘fear’ of treatment, to move on from any prior bad experience regarding treatment. He will still have a sound mind. With a relaxed and focussed mind, the child will cooperate with the dentist. And since it is not anaesthesia, the child will still be wide awake and will be able to listen to the dentist and carry out necessary instructions.
The effect of this gas wears out as soon as the nitrous oxide mask is taken out. And it does not affect any of his activities later.
Can My Child Use Inhalation Sedation?
Sedation is fit for even small children. Dental problems generally show up by the age of 4 years. By that time, the child will be able to wear the mask and carry out minimal instructions as given by the doctor.
There is no upper limit to sedation inhalation. Even an adult can opt for it.
Please Note: Sedation Inhalation is generally safe for everyone. But it is always safer to bring to the notice of your doctor if you have any existing health condition.
If you have a naughty bundle of joy who refuses to go to the dentist even after you promise him sweets and gifts, bring him to Alsawai. With Happy Air Treatment, every child can have healthy white teeth!
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