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Dental Sedation

If you experience anxiety or stress when visiting the dentist, you are not alone. This anxiety, most often known as dentophobia, is extremely common. At Bay Dental Studio, we want our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed when they visit our practice for any procedure. Dental sedation in Double Bay offers a relaxing way to undergo dental treatments.

How Can I Relax?

Advice on relaxation can very much depend on the severity of your phobia. In extreme cases, your dentist may refer you to a specialist who can work with you on behavioural techniques to overcome any fears you may have.

In some cases, your dentist may prescribe some medication to help you relax. At Bay Dental Studio, we believe that one of the best forms of dental sedation in Double Bay or Elizabeth Bay can be provided by nitrous oxide, otherwise known as “laughing gas”.

What Does Nitrous Oxide Do?

With the safe doses given by our experienced staff, actual laughing is rare. Laughing gas in Double Bay is inhaled and slows down your body’s reaction times, leading you to feel relaxed, slightly drowsy, and a little euphoric. These effects usually mean that any anxiety you feel either disappears or is greatly reduced.

Other benefits that patients experience during dental procedures with nitrous oxide include a reduced gag reflex and an increased endurance for longer treatment times. For patients who would rather not take sedatives, nitrous oxide offers a safer alternative.

Is the Gas Safe?

When you receive nitrous oxide in Double Bay, it is under professional supervision and at strict doses. The gas we administer is also mixed with oxygen, which also helps to flush the nitrous oxide from your system after the procedure.

You will be able to drive after receiving nitrous oxide, although we recommend you wait 15-20 minutes after the treatment before doing so. A very small number of people who receive nitrous oxide may feel low levels of nausea. We do ask that you advise us of any previous reactions to nitrous oxide, and any pre-existing medical conditions before we administer the gas.

Is the Gas Safe?

When you receive nitrous oxide in Double Bay, it is under professional supervision and at strict doses. The gas we administer is also mixed with oxygen, which also helps to flush the nitrous oxide from your system after the procedure.

You will be able to drive after receiving nitrous oxide, although we recommend you wait 15-20 minutes after the treatment before doing so. A very small number of people who receive nitrous oxide may feel low levels of nausea. We do ask that you advise us of any previous reactions to nitrous oxide, and any pre-existing medical conditions before we administer the gas.

Contact Us

Our primary concern here at Bay Dental Studio is your oral health and your overall well-being. If you have had any problems with anxiety over dental visits and feel that dental sedation in Double Bay or Elizabeth Bay could help, please let us know when booking an appointment. For more information on how we can help you alleviate your dental anxiety with the help of dental sedation near Potts Point, or to book an appointment, call us on (02) 9158 6723.