Sedation Methods

Most of the procedures can be done ‘in the chair’ with local anaesthesia, Conscious Sedation or Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) whereas some other procedures are best done in theatre under general anaesthesia.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide is a safe and effective sedative agent that is mixed with oxygen and inhaled through a small mask that fits over your nose to help you relax. Nitrous oxide, sometimes referred to as “laughing gas” is one of the options we offer to our patients during certain procedures. This is specifically useful with paediatric patients.

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Conscious Sedation

Conscious sedation is a combination of medicines to help you relax (a sedative) and to block pain (an anaesthetic) during a medical or dental procedure. You will probably stay awake but may not be able to speak. Conscious sedation lets you recover quickly and return to your everyday activities soon after your procedure.