Visiting the dentist can be a source of stress and anxiety for many of us. Therefore some of us need a little extra help to feel relaxed and comfortable. To ensure your comfort we can offer the use of nitrous oxide gas to help make all appointments pleasant and relaxing.
Nitrous oxide, also commonly referred to as 'laughing gas', is a safe and effective way to deal with dental anxiety. Laughing gas is colourless, with a slightly sweet smell and taste, which will help keep you calm and relaxed. It is safe and painless to use on adults and children, with no side effects. Once use of the gas has been stopped full function is regained within a few minutes.
Sleep Dentistry, also commonly known as 'IV sedation', is the perfect solution for people who suffer from severe dental anxiety, and require extensive dental work which need lengthy appointments.
This form of sedation is carried out by a qualified sedation specialist, and will leave you in a calm, relaxed state for the duration of your dental visit. During the appointment you will be semi-conscious and be able to respond to the dental team, however you will wake up usually with no recollection of the actual dental procedure itself. Once the appointment is over, a friend or family member will need to bring you home, as you may be drowsy after your appointment.
If you feel that you would benefit from this sedation, please let the dentist know during your consultation. A fee will be involved for Sleep Dentistry to cover both the specialist fees as well as for the equipment, monitoring and medications provided.
If you feel anxious visiting the dentist then feel free to contact our friendly team at Crown Dental Surgery on (02) 9090 2059 to arrange a consultation. We will be able to discuss with you options to help ensure your visits are as stress free as possible.