If you've ever dreamed of sleeping during a dental procedure, we can offer you the perfect solution. At Victoria Clinic, we offer the entire dental treatment under inhalation sedation-also known as “laughing gas”- or under intravenous sedation.
Nitrous oxide sedation or "laughing gas" is used in dentistry to help children reduce their fear of simple dental procedures. It involves putting a soft rubber mask over the nose through which they breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, also known as "laughing gas". After a few minutes, a child should begin to feel more relaxed and reassured, allowing the dentist to carry out the necessary treatment. At the end of the procedure, the gas mixture is fully exhaled from the body, so there are no lasting effects, however, some children may feel tired or sleepy immediately after the procedure.
Following few sedation procedures, children become very brave and, form a positive and trusting relationship with the dentist, therefore they easily accept the procedures associated with the treatment. This positive effect is achieved by the gradually reducing sedation time at each visit
This type of anaesthesia is available for children aged 12+ and adults only. The intravenous sedation technique in dentistry is recommended to help you relax if you have dental problems or need more complex dental procedures. A dentist or an anaesthesiologist trained in sedation will administer intravenous sedatives to help you feel at ease at the beginning of your dental visit. It is a safe technique widely used in dentistry in general dental practice to avoid the need for general anaesthesia.
At Victoria clinic, we provide light and moderate level (advanced) sedation so you will still be able to talk and respond to instructions during your treatment, whilst feeling calm so your dentist can perform treatment without any difficulty. Sedation also acts as a strong amnesic, so most people forget about the majority of the dental procedure.
Have a phobia, are very nervous or have anxiety about the dentist
Have a negative experience with the dentist that has discouraged you to going back
Have a strong or sensitive gag reflex
Are undergoing a lengthy or complex surgical procedure
Prefer not to be aware of the ongoing procedure
Are afraid of local anaesthetic injections in the mouth
Suffer from jaw joint problems and have difficulty keeping your mouth open for long periods of time
Have a medical or behavioural condition that makes routine dentistry a challenge
Phobias and anxiety related to dental treatment are extremely common. People who are anxious are more likely to avoid attending the dentist which can lead to negative dental health outcomes. If the thought of visiting the dentist gives you sweaty palms and fills you with fear, we are able to accommodate your needs.
"Absolutely brilliant, I have anxiety , felt relaxed and well cared for all the time , highly recommend this practice , clean ,professional and great dentistry , highly recommended"
"Went in with my young daughter who's terrified of dentists, she didn't want to leave and she can't wait for the next visit! Lovely clinic and would definitely recommend it to everyone."
"This place is absolutely fantastic, really put me at ease with my treatment as I don't like the dentist, all I can say is this place is definitely the first place to go for all your dental treatment... 👌👍"