Laughing Gas: A Serious Matter

Laughing gas, more properly known as nitrous oxide, is often a subject of humour — but laughing gas has a very serious application in dentistry.

Nitrous oxide is commonly used as a sedative to relax patients during minor procedures involving the teeth and gums. 

The benefits of laughing gas:

  • Relaxes patients without rendering them unconscious
  • Is ideal for nervous patients and children
  • Is considered safe and effective

Although reactions from laughing gas are rare, they can happen if the dentist accidentally administers too big a dose but such incidents are extremely unlikely. 

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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)

BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England

Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.

Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.

Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.

He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.

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