Dental Sedation Techniques

Overview of Dental Sedation Techniques

At Coastal Smiles in Dee Why, Sydney NSW, we understand that dental anxiety can make it difficult for some patients to receive the care they need. To help our patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during dental procedures, we offer a range of sedation options, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and IV sedation. Our dental team is trained in the latest sedation techniques to ensure that our patients receive safe and effective sedation during their procedures.


  1. Reduced Anxiety: Sedation techniques can help reduce dental anxiety and allow patients to receive the care they need without fear or discomfort.
  2. Increased Comfort: Sedation techniques can help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.
  3. Time Savings: Sedation can help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during dental procedures, which can reduce the time needed to complete the procedure.


If you require sedation for your dental procedure at Coastal Smiles, here’s what you can expect:

During your initial consultation, our dental team will discuss your sedation options with you and recommend a sedation technique based on your individual needs and the complexity of the procedure.

On the day of your procedure, our dental team will administer the sedation according to your treatment plan. Nitrous oxide is administered through a mask over your nose, while IV sedation is delivered through an IV in your arm.

Once you are fully sedated, our dental team will begin your procedure. You will be monitored throughout the procedure to ensure that you remain comfortable and safe.

After your procedure is complete, our dental team will monitor you until the effects of the sedation have worn off. You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure, as the sedation can impair your ability to drive.

At Coastal Smiles, we are committed to providing our patients with safe and effective sedation options to help them receive the care they need without fear or discomfort. If you suffer from dental anxiety or require a complex dental procedure, please contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your sedation options. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal oral health in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental sedation is a technique used to help patients feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. It involves the use of medication to reduce anxiety and discomfort, allowing patients to receive the care they need without feeling anxious or afraid.

There are several types of dental sedation, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation (medication taken orally), and IV sedation (medication administered intravenously).

Dental sedation can be used for patients who experience anxiety or fear during dental procedures, those who have a strong gag reflex, or those who require extensive or complicated dental work.

Dental sedation is generally safe when administered by a qualified dental professional. However, there are some risks associated with sedation, including allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and cardiovascular complications. Your dental professional will review your medical history and discuss the risks and benefits of sedation before the procedure.

The duration of dental sedation will depend on the type of sedation used. Nitrous oxide wears off quickly after the mask is removed, while oral sedation can last for several hours. IV sedation can have a longer-lasting effect, and patients may feel drowsy or disoriented for several hours after the procedure.

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