Relative Analgesia (RA) also called happy gas or laughing gas, is a form of conscious sedation where your child remains awake throughout their dental treatment. The aim of this technique is to make treatment more comfortable, decrease anxiety and provide a state of relaxation. This technique is often used in young children who are able to tolerate a nasal hood (mask).
The use of Happy Gas is a safe and simple procedure for most children. However, it may not be suitable to all children - especially if complex or lengthy work is required. Our team at Adelaide Children's Dentistry is fully trained in its use and will discuss with you whether this is a suitable option for your child.