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Sedation

INHALATION SEDATION (nitrous oxide)

Sedation with the laughing gas can be described as a state of physical relaxation, pleasant daze and separation from reality. This state is achieved while inhaling a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and also under the influence of hypnotic suggestions, while maintaining the patient’s basic reflexes and consciousness. The patient always receives a large amount of oxygen (typically from 50 to 60%). This method is entirely safe. Cab be used by children, adults and pregnant women.

Contraindications for sedation:

  • runny nose, nasal obstruction, significantly oversized tonsils;
  • cochlear implant in the ear;
  • cystic fibrosis, porphyria – a genetic disease;
  • multiple sclerosis;
  • 1st trimester of pregnancy;

Patient preparation for sedation:

  • 3 hours prior to surgery, the patient cannot eat and drink;
  • Please practice at home breathing through the nose with open mouth – “smelling the flowers”;
  • Before surgery, you cannot consume alcohol or be under the influence of drugs;
  • Before surgery, you cannot take sedatives (e.g. barbiturates. Luminal), hypnotics;
  • One hour after the treatment you cannot drive a car.