Anxious Patients

At Yamanto Dental our Dentists are trained to provide treatment in a calming and compassionate manner. Most treatment can be done in the dental chair without the need for further sedation techniques. However, we understand some of our patients may be especially anxious and as such we do offer treatment under either nitrous sedation or general anaesthetic.

Nitrous Sedation

At Yamanto Dental, during this form of sedation our patients remain conscious. It involves breathing in a mixture of oxygen and nitrous gas, from a mask placed over our patients nose, commonly known as ‘laughing gas’. This reduces pain, anxiety, gag reflexes and our patients experience a pleasant, relaxed feeling.

Advantages of Nitrous Sedation:

  • Cost effective
  • Safe
  • Patients are calm, comfortable and in control
  • No escort required
  • No fasting required
  • Flexible duration
  • Rapid onset and rapid recovery
  • Suitable for all ages

Some people may not be suitable for this form of sedation such as pregnant women and people with nasal obstructions. Please call us on 3294 3424 and book in to have a chat with one of our friendly Dentists to see if you’re a suitable candidate for nitrous sedation.

General Anaesthetic

At Yamanto Dental, we offer general anaesthetic treatment and this is the ultimate sedation method for the anxious patient. During general anaesthesia our patients are ‘put to sleep’ by specialist Anaesthetists and this is done as day surgery with patients able to go home on the same day.

Advantages of General Anaesthetic:

  • Patients sleep through the entire procedure
  • No unpleasant sights, smells and sounds
  • Time effective (multiple treatments in one session)
  • Safe with specialist anaesthetists present in a hospital setting

Some people may not be suitable for general anaesthetic. Please call us on 3294 3424 and book in to have a chat with one of our friendly Dentists to see if you’re a suitable candidate for general anaesthetic.