INHALATION SEDATION – PENTHROX

By: Dr. Chris Ho Dentist  28-Jan-2014
Keywords: Sedation Dentistry, Sedation, Penthrox

The Penthrox™ inhaler is a hand held device used both for pain free dentistry and to relieve anxiety. Penthrox™ has been used for over 20 years on over 2 million patients in Australia where it is used by the ambulance service, Defence Forces and in hospitals. It is suitable for pain free dentistry procedures up to one hour in duration. The Penthrox™ has a very rapid onset of action – only 6–8 breaths are required. You can then control your own level of relief by inhaling intermittently during treatment. Following administration of Penthrox™ you will need someone to collect you and escort you home. You must not drive a vehicle, operate hazardous machinery, or conduct responsible business matters for 24 hours.

Keywords: Penthrox, Sedation, Sedation Dentistry

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