At Healthview Dental, we understand many patients can feel nervous or anxious during a dental visit. Simply meeting our friendly team will put your mind at ease, but if you still find a trip to the dentist daunting, we offer sedation dentistry options for patients in Corio, Norlane and Lara.
Sedation dentistry options available to help with dental anxiety
Nitrous, also known as Laughing Gas or Happy Gas
At Healthview Dental we are one of the few practices in Corio, Lara and Geelong to provide Laughing Gas. Laughing Gas provides relaxation while still leaving the patient in a conscious state of mind. This is a safe option for many people and especially for children’s dentistry. Nitrous gas is only in your system while you are attached to the machine, there is no residual effect once the you are no longer attached. You are able to go about the rest of their day as normal. The cost of laughing gas is approximately $90.00 per session.
IV sedation can be provided in the dental clinic setting by a trained specialist. IV sedation is sometimes known as twilight sedation. It is a deeper sedation compared to oral sedation. The cost will be determined by the IV sedation specialist who will coordinate this with the patient.
In cases where general anaesthetic is required, the patient is fully sedated by an anaesthetist in a hospital setting. The anaesthetist monitors the patient while dental treatment is completed. This is the deepest form of sedation available. The cost is determined by the anaethesist and the hospital, they will contact the patient directly with quotes if this option is taken.
Each form of sedation has its own risks and benefits. Typically, the deeper the sedation, the more risks and costs that are involved. Please contact us to discuss which option might be best for the treatment that you require.
If the thought of tooth extractions, crowns, veneers or other dental restorations makes you anxious, ask our cosmetic dentists about sedation dentistry options and we will be happy to put your mind at ease.
We also have an emergency dentist available for urgent dental treatments across Lara, Norlane, Corio and Geelong.