sedation dentistry

Sedation Dentistry: Laughing Gas

Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, is a mild sedative used in dentistry. It’s ideal for patients with dental anxiety or special needs. Although relaxed, patients remain awake and responsive.

Key takeaways:

– Laughing gas is delivered through a mask and takes effect in a few minutes.

– Laughing gas is a safe form of sedation dentistry for children.

– Your dentist will need to check your medical history prior to sedation.

– The effects wear off quickly after the procedure.

If anxiety is preventing you from have your teeth treated, talk to a dentist about sedation dentistry.

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.