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Dental Sedation at
Randwick Dental Clinic

Woman receiving sedation during dental procedureDoes going to the dentist make you feel anxious?
Would you prefer to relax through your next appointment as best as possible? We offer inhalation (nitrous oxide) as well as intravenous sedation upon request. Thanks to such resources, our patients are able to complete lengthier and more complex treatments in fewer appointments.

Nitrous Oxide (“Laughing Gas”)

Most people are familiar with nitrous oxide, which is an inhaled sedative breathed in through a soft nosepiece during your dental procedure. The safe and light sedation effects allow you to remain fully conscious but with a reduced sense of anxiety or pain.

Having laughing gas during your appointment is safe, easy and quick. It takes only a few minutes to provide full effectiveness and can be quickly reversed once treatment is completed. In fact, there are no lingering side-effects, so it’s completely safe to drive yourself home afterward.

Intravenous Sedation with an on-site anaesthetist

For a deeper level of relaxation during your treatment, or if you prefer to feel more like you’re daydreaming throughout the procedure, we recommend IV sedation.

Intravenous sedatives have a quick onset and deeper level of sedation, because of the medications used and their method of delivery (directly into the bloodstream). When treatment is completed, we can turn the sedative drip off, allowing the patient to recover within a short period of time.

Please note that IV sedation does cause prolonged drowsiness, so it’s important to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the appointment.

Sedation Options for Your Comfort

Is sedation right for you? Consider asking us if you’re a candidate. We may recommend a sedative if you:

  • Require oral surgery, such as a wisdom tooth extraction or dental implant
  • Feel nervous about getting dental treatment
  • Want to complete multiple procedures in one appointment
  • Prefer to relax as best as possible

Sedation cost

Inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide/laughing gas) at $75/30 minutes.
Intravenous sedation with an on-site anaesthetist at $800.
If you have a Health Fund, the items are 942 and 943.

Medicare rebates apply to intravenous sedation.

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Sedation Dentistry Randwick, Coogee, Maroubra, Clovelly, Kensington NSW | (02) 9314 5226