WHAT IS HAPPY AIR?
Fear of pain is the #1 reason people avoid coming to the dentist.
RELATIVE ANALGESIA helps patients overcome this fear. (Relaxation and a feeling of well-being that results from breathing a mixture of oxygen, air, and a mild anesthetic gas -nitrous oxide- through a nose mask)
WHAT CAN “HAPPY AIR” DO FOR YOUR CHILD?
- It eliminates fear, nervousness, and tension associated with dental procedures.
- It allows a patient to breathe MORE oxygen than he or she can from air while enjoying a remarkable depth of relaxation.
- It drastically minimizes feelings of discomfort.
- It usually produces feelings of warmth and security as well as a pleasant, “floaty” feeling.
- It permits needed injections of local anesthetic without discomfort.
- It allows our patient to leave the office rested and alert with no side effects.
Relative analgesia in NO way resembles general anesthesia because the patient is always alert, can follow instructions, and can control many sensations.