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Sedation Dentistry at Rivergum Smiles

Nitrous OxideFor some of our patients, going to the dentist isn’t something that they generally look forward to. In fact, we commonly see a number of people who have mild anxiety to severe dental phobia. Whether it’s due to a negative experience in the past or simply a fear of having treatment, we’ve taken extra steps to ensure each of our guests are well looked after during their time in our office.

Is Sedation Right for You?

Dental sedation allows you to safely calm your nerves and feel more comfortable throughout your procedure. Sedation can be requested at any time, regardless as to how extensive or simple your treatment may be.

You may want to ask for sedation if you

  • Want to complete several procedures in one appointment
  • Have a general fear of the dentist
  • Are nervous about what treatment will feel like
  • To relax through a longer visit or tune everything out

There’s no firm answer as to whether certain patients will need sedation. That’s why we’re committed to working at your own comfort level and adjusting our services to meet you concerns and needs.

What is Nitrous Oxide Sedation?

More commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, nitrous oxide is a blend of pure oxygen and nitrogen gases, which are inhaled through a soft nosepiece during your appointment. As a mild analgesic, you’ll feel more relaxed and less anxious about what’s going on around you. The effects only take a few minutes to start working and once your treatment is completed, you’ll breath 100% oxygen as the sedative completely leaves your body. In fact, you’ll be able to drive home or back to work when your appointment is over!

Same Day Appointments Available

If fear of the dentist has been getting in the way of you receiving the dental care you deserve, schedule a sedation consultation with our family dentists, today.



Sedation Dentistry Mill Park, South Morang, Mernda VIC | (03) 8418-6389