Sedation Techniques

If you are dentally anxious and have avoided coming to the dentist because of this, you don’t need to worry any longer. Our clinicians and nurses are gentle and caring health care professionals, who will guide you through the treatment process, systematically desensitize your fear and ensure that your dental visit is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Our surgery is equipped with nitrous oxide sedation, also known as “happy gas” to enhance our management of your dental anxiety. Pre-medication (diazepam) and the Penthrox inhaler are other options available to reduce dental anxiety.

Furthermore, just being in the presence of Dr O’Leary’s exceptional dental nurse, Maria, is usually more than enough to soothe the anxiety levels of even the most nervous patients!