Although we do our best to ensure our practice is relaxing and very welcoming, we know some people find visiting a dentist a stressful experience. We do understand and ask that you talk to us about your concerns so we can work out a way to help you. There are lots of things we can do to reassure you, for example giving you a simple hand signal to stop treatment at any time, but sedation dentistry can be very helpful.
We Offer Nitrous Oxide or Penthrox
Coastal Smiles is able to offer patients two different types of inhalation sedation which are nitrous oxide (happy gas) and penthrox. Both are extremely safe and will take effect very quickly. The gas is simply inhaled and will help you to feel more relaxed.
Nitrous oxide is inhaled through the nose, using a small, comfortable mask, while penthrox is inhaled through the mouth using a small handheld device. We will carefully monitor you during this treatment. If you use nitrous oxide, you will be able to drive yourself home after treatment, but with penthrox you will need someone with you to drive you home and you will not be able to drive or operate machinery for 24 hours afterwards.
If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to call us on (02) 9971 8992 or drop by the practice at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.