Patient Comfort

Topical Anaesthesia

  • Numbing gel is applied to the gums prior to Local Anaesthetic being administered.

Local Anaesthesia

  • LA is used for routine procedures.
  • The effects last approximately 2-4 hours.

Intravenous Sedation

  • Sedation reduces anxiety and is administered via a vein, generally in the elbow.
  • Patients are unaware of the procedures being undertaken
  • Patients must be accompanied home following treatment. They are not allowed to drive or work that day.

Oral Sedation

  • A tablet is taken one hour before the appointment to relieve anxiety.
  • Patients must be accompanied home and are not allowed to drive or work for the remainder of the day.

Penthrox

  • A hand held inhaler is used to deliver the medication.
  • It reduces anxiety and pain and can be used before used Local Anaesthetic administration.
  • Penthrox is used for short term procedures and wears off quickly after use.