Dr Max offers happy gas as a method of reducing pain and anxiety for a patient. After a few minutes with happy gas, patients will generally experience a pleasurable or euphoric state. The experience has been explained by Dr Max as a kind of light-headed happy state that can cause you to giggle (giving it the nickname laughing gas).
Happy Gas reduces pain (where the term relative analgesia comes in) and produces a pleasurable feeling. Immediately on administration there is no noticeable effect, however after about three to five minutes of easy breathing, the patient should feel a growing euphoric feeling. It is possible to feel a bit light headed and some get the giggles hence the name laughing gas.
The effects of happy gas wear off quickly, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. You will be able to drive and go about your day to day business as normal.
Dr Max is one of the only dentists in Victoria to hold a dental degree as well as a sedation licence with AHPRA. This means he will, using his 25 years of experience, be the clinician to treat you