If you or someone you know becomes fearful, anxious or distressed at dental appointments then our conscious sedation options might be the answer.

Our range of sedation options includes: nitrous oxide, midazolam, general anaesthetics, and we also now offer in-chair intravenous (IV) sedation.  Our visiting sedation practitioner visits our practice every 8 weeks, providing IV sedation as required, with the procedure involving administering an anti-anxiety drug into the blood stream during dental treatment.  The effect of IV sedation is one of a relaxed and amnesic state, with the patient calm and conscious.

IV sedation is useful for dental patients who: 

  • have difficulty getting numb
  • have a strong gag reflex
  • need complex and long dental procedures
  • require surgical procedures such as wisdom teeth removal or implant surgery.

What do you need to do in preparation?

  • fasting instructions will be given by Dr Colin prior to your appointment
  • talk to our staff about your quote and financial requirements
  • arrange an escort home and someone to remain with you for 24 hours following the procedure
  • arrive 1/2 hour prior to your appointment time
  • do not operate machinery, drive, conduct financial transactions or make important decisions after the procedure.

Call us today to find out more about our anxiety management options: 6331 3364.