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If you feel overwhelming anxiety when you think of visiting the dentist, you aren’t alone. A phobia of dental care isn’t uncommon. To help you complete your procedures with ease, the Kinross Drive Dental team offers sedation dentistry options including intravenous (IV) sedation, nitrous oxide and oral medication.

Our team will provide the care you need while making sure to minimise your nervousness, phobia and discomfort.


IV sedation allows you to be in a relaxed state while you undergo treatment. A sedative is administered via injection. You’ll feel as if you’re sleeping but are still conscious, unlike general anaesthetic that is administered in hospital.

Once the sedative has taken effect, we can perform any necessary procedures. In fact, IV sedation can allow us to complete several different dental treatments in one visit. After we’ve finished your dental work, you will wake up and feel as if no time at all has passed. It’s an effective way to relieve any stress because you won’t be aware of the treatment that is being done.

The Many Benefits of IV Sedation

Apart from not feeling any pain or fear, IV sedation offers several additional advantages:

  • Your recovery period is just 20-30 minutes. You can leave our practice with a friend or family member.
  • You can return to your normal activities within 24 hours.
  • You’ll feel more confident about future dental visits.

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is a safe and simple way to overcome past negative dental experiences or a phobia, and is appropriate for an array of procedures including restorative, cosmetic and general dentistry.

The Many Benefits of Nitrous Oxide

The use of nitrous oxide for dental care is reliable, safe and effective. It is administered through a breathing mask. You’ll breathe normally while inhaling the nitrous oxide gas, rapidly overcoming your nervousness.

We use nitrous oxide because of the many benefits it offers patients:

  • Controls your anxiety and discomfort levels
  • Minimises the risk of involuntary actions such as triggering the gag reflex
  • No side effects
  • Safe for children and adults
  • Takes only 2-3 minutes to feel the effects
  • You feel relaxed but are still fully conscious

Oral sedation involves a liquid or tablet taken before your appointment. It combines pain relief and anti-anxiety medicines so that you can stay calm throughout your treatment. The medication is prescribed by our dental professionals, so it is a safe, noninvasive solution.

The Many Benefits of Oral Sedation

If you’ve felt stress or anxiety in the days and hours before a dental visit, you might have started putting off your check-ups or further treatment. We want you to get through it with minimised discomfort and offer oral sedation as a possible option. Here are some benefits of oral sedation:

  • Allows you to relax enough to complete your treatment, even for more complex procedures or multiple procedures done on the day
  • Allows you to be fully conscious
  • More affordable than intravenous sedation or nitrous oxide
  • Quick recovery is beneficial for those who have busy schedules and need to return to their daily activities promptly

Schedule Today

Don’t let fear keep you from getting the dental care you need. Contact us today to learn more about our sedation options or to book your appointment.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Sleep Dentistry Kinross, Currambine, Clarkson, Joondalup, Burns Beach WA | (08) 6201 6555