Anxious Patients

Anxious Dental Patients 

At Gordon Family Dental we understand that there are many individuals who do not enjoy coming to the dentist and experience anxiety prior and during dental visits. Taking this into consideration, we have various treatment options at our practice to try and cater to these needs and help you feel more comfortable. Below we have a few services that we offer for our patients that may be anxious about dental treatment:

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide, commonly known as happy or laughing gas is a colourless, non-flammable gas that has a slightly sweet taste and odour. This treatment is good for patients that experience anxiety throughout dental treatment and has a calming effect on the patient. It is safe for the use on both children and adults. The effects wear off the patient regains full function within only a few minutes after stopping the inhalation.


The Penthrox inhaler is a self-medication tool that has the active ingredient methoxyflurane which provides pain relief to the patient. This inhaler allows the patient to have full control over .However the Penthrox inhaler does not completely eliminate the pain but does effectively reduce the severity of the pain. This is good for patients who may be nervous about pain they may experience during treatment.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

At Gordon Family Dentalwe also offer IV sedation that is administered by a qualified professional who will visit the practice for your pre-booked appointment. IV sedation presents the opportunity to have a dental treatment completed in an anxiety-free condition.

IV sedation is a sedative used during dental treatments for patients who require extra care due to:

  • Nervousness
  • Phobias
  • Medical conditions

It provides a deep feeling of relaxation and the patient little memory of the dental treatment.

Ask our friendly team at Gordon Family Dental for more information on this service. If this is something you may require please notify our team at the time of booking so the qualified professional can be booked to visit the practice for your appointment.