Sedation

We offer Nitrous Oxide sedation or 'happy gas'.

Nitrous oxide is a colourless, slightly sweet gas that is used during dental treatment for relaxation and anxiety relief. It will not induce unconsciousness and you will be able to swallow, talk and cough as needed.

We now also offer treatment under IV Sedation.

     Intravenous sedation, also known as "twilight sleep" is a type of anaesthesia that relaxes a patient through an intravenous IV placed in a vein.

Depending on the surgical procedure, the amount of anaesthesia used may range from a minimal amount, just enough to make a patient drowsy, to an amount so deep that the patient may not remember the procedure.

During the dental procedure, professionals constantly monitor blood pressure and measure your pulse and oxygen. If you’re having several different procedures, the sedation may be adjusted, with more being used during extraction, implant or bone graft and less being used for a dental filling.

An anaesthetist from Pulse anaesthetics comes to our clinic once a month to assist Dr Declan Dreyer with IV sedation appointments, along with a recovery nurse to monitor you for approx. 30-45 mins post treatment.

You will be required to fast for 6 hours prior to your IV dental appointment and like other anaesthetics you will require a carer to drive you home and care for you for the remainder of that day and overnight.

All payments and consent forms are required to be signed or settled prior to your sedation appointment, this ensures that if you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment you will be able to be fully informed prior to the procedure