anxiety free dentistry

Anxiety-Free Dentistry Services at Smile Design Dental

Welcome to a New Era of Dental Care at Smile Design Dental

At Smile Design Dental, we’re deeply committed to changing the way you experience dental visits. We understand that dental anxiety is a real and significant concern for many, which is why we’ve tailored our practice to prioritise your comfort and relaxation. Our comprehensive range of anxiety-free services ensures that your visit to Smile Design Dental is not just stress-free, but genuinely enjoyable.

Experience the Comfort with Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide, affectionately known as “happy gas,” provides a serene and euphoric sensation, transforming your dental visit into a moment of relaxation and happiness. It’s particularly effective for a variety of treatments, including but not limited to, root canals, extractions, and fillings. The beauty of nitrous oxide sedation at Smile Design Dental is its ability to significantly reduce, if not eliminate, pain sensation, all while allowing you to remain fully conscious and responsive. After your treatment, the effects dissipate swiftly, enabling you to continue with your day without interruption.

Happy Gas - Elevating Your Dental Experience

At Smile Design Dental, “Happy Gas” offers a blissful escape from dental anxiety, ensuring each procedure is experienced in comfort. It’s a quick, effective way to enter a relaxed state, making dental care a positive experience.

Enhancing Your Comfort

  • Warm Blankets: Our warm blankets provide a comforting embrace, ensuring you feel secure and at ease throughout your treatment.
  • Personalised Entertainment: Select your favourite shows or movies to enjoy on our in-room TV screens, making your dental procedure an opportunity for relaxation.
  • Soothing Music: Immerse yourself in soothing sounds, selecting music that helps calm your mind and spirit during your visit.
  • Gentle Numbing Gels: To ensure maximum comfort, we utilise advanced numbing gels, significantly reducing discomfort during dental procedures.

Stress Relief at Your Fingertips

Our stress balls are here to help you manage anxiety effectively during your treatment, offering a simple, yet powerful way to reduce tension.

Contact Smile Design Dental - Where Your Comfort Is Our Priority

We at Smile Design Dental are here to redefine your dental care experience. Should you have any questions or wish to schedule an appointment for our Anxiety-Free Dentistry Services, please reach out to us:

Your journey towards a comfortable, stress-free dental visit begins with Smile Design Dental. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our practice and providing you with an exceptional dental care experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Anxiety-free dentistry at Smile Design Dental focuses on ensuring that your dental experience is as stress-free and comfortable as possible. Through the use of advanced comfort techniques such as nitrous oxide (happy gas), warm blankets, soothing music, personalised TV entertainment, gentle numbing gels, and stress balls, we aim to create a calm and relaxing environment for our patients.
Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas or happy gas, is a very safe and effective method of sedation when administered by our trained professionals. It has been used for many years in dentistry to help patients relax during their treatment. The effects wear off quickly after the gas is stopped, allowing patients to return to their daily activities without any lingering effects.

Nitrous oxide use in dental therapy shows far greater effectiveness than that used during childbirth for several reasons. Firstly, what you might have been given during labour is a premixed oxygen to nitrous oxide formulation that likely didn’t have the right ratios specific to you. Secondly, if inhaled through the mouth during your labour, this may not provide a constant dose, as opposed to through our specialised nose pieces. Lastly, when you are given the gas in labour, you are already in pain, making it harder to establish the required augmented mental state. Most people find happy gas in the dental setting far superior in terms of pain reduction and the induced state of bliss.

Nitrous oxide is considered very safe, so there are very few contra-indications. However, because of a possible increased risk of miscarriage or induced early labour, those who are pregnant are best to avoid this therapy unless given clearance by the treating obstetritian. Recent eye surgery or acute middle infections could also preclude use. Whilst nitrous oxide works well for a vast majority or people, there are a few where the intended states cannot be achieved completely. It is best to speak to your nitrous oxide trained dentist first to assess if you are a good candidate for happy gas.

Can I drive after receiving nitrous oxide sedation? Yes, one of the advantages of nitrous oxide is that its effects wear off within minutes after the gas is stopped. This means you can safely drive yourself home or return to work immediately following your appointment.

Nitrous oxide dentistry can be used safely to complete whatever treatment is planned, no matter how large or small it is. But, like any medication, it still needs to be moderated to avoid any ill effects. No more than a couple of hours at a time, and avoid using daily, and no long term effects should be experienced.

Yes, at Smile Design Dental, we offer our anxiety-free services for a wide range of dental treatments, from routine cleans to more involved procedures such as root canals, extractions, and fillings. Our goal is to ensure every visit to our practice is a comfortable and positive experience.
To learn more about our anxiety-free dentistry services or to schedule an appointment, please contact us at Smile Design Dental. You can email us at [email protected], call us at 07 3392 0105, or visit us at Level 1, 9/22 Baildon St, Kangaroo Point. Our team is here to answer any questions you may have and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile without the stress.
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