We can use multiple types of sedation when a patient is anxious or nervous about a dental appointment. These include mild sedation, such as self-administered inhalation or tablets, more marked sedation methods like nitrous oxide (also known as "laughing gas"), and sleep dentistry, which is administered by a trained sedationist in the dental chair. Sometimes, we recommend general anaesthetic and hospitalisation in certain cases, such as complicated extractions of wisdom teeth or other surgical procedures.
We find that anxiety around dental appointments is common and understand this can prevent patients from seeking the oral health care they need. We are more than happy to help patients calm their nerves whilst having their treatment performed. Call us on (08) 9881 5573 or contact us via other methods to find out more.