Airgas launch new Safe Sedateâ„¢ Dental Nasal Mask


Airgas have announced that its medical business Airgas Puritan Medical has launched the Safe Sedate™ dental nasal mask for use with nitrous oxide. The first major dental mask upgrade in a quarter-century, it reduces occupational exposure to nitrous oxide, while providing patients with greater comfort during dental procedures.

A mixture of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen (O2) is an analgesic commonly used in dental procedures to decrease patient anxiety. It is highly effective because it is both rapidly absorbed and eliminated through the respiratory system.

Traditional masks require making a tight seal to the face to prevent seepage, yet this seal can easily be broken, releasing the nitrous oxide gas into the surrounding environment.

The Safe Sedate system reduces leakage by providing more direct delivery of the anesthetic through cannula that are placed directly in the patient’s nasal passage and a vacuum line evacuates any residual gas that is not inhaled. As a single-piece unit, the Safe Sedate™ system does not require assembly, and therefore reduces the chance of leakage from parts that become dislodged or fail to fit together.

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