Sedation Dentistry

We prioritize your comfort by incorporating advanced sedation techniques into our range of in-house services. Our dedicated team ensures a calm, stress-free experience during every dental treatment or procedure. We carefully evaluate your comfort and pain levels to prevent undue discomfort throughout your visit.

Dental Sedation in Epson

Dental sedation at Alpers Dental involves the use of medications specifically aimed at minimizing pain and anxiety during dental treatments. This approach allows you to remain comfortable and relaxed, even during complex restorative procedures and enables our staff to perform their work efficiently and effectively. We provide various sedation options, including oral sedation, IV sedation, and nitrous oxide (laughing gas), tailored to meet your individual needs.

  • What is laughing gas and what does it do?

    Laughing gas, scientifically known as nitrous oxide, is a colorless, non-flammable gas with a slightly sweet odor. It is commonly used in dentistry and medical procedures as a sedative and analgesic agent due to its calming and pain-relieving effects.

    When inhaled, laughing gas induces a state of mild euphoria and relaxation, which helps reduce anxiety and discomfort during procedures. The effects of the gas are quick to set in and also quick to wear off once inhalation stops. This makes it a preferred choice for short dental treatments because patients can recover quickly and usually drive themselves home after the procedure.

    Laughing gas is administered through a mask that fits over the nose, allowing the patient to breathe in the gas mixed with oxygen. The patient remains conscious and can respond to instructions but feels more at ease and less sensitive to pain.

  • What types of anaesthesia are used for dental work?

    The primary forms of anaesthesia used include local oral anaesthesia and IV sedation. Local anaesthesia involves injecting a numbing agent directly into the area being treated, typically the gums, to alleviate discomfort. In contrast, IV sedation provides a deeper level of sedation, often resulting in no recollection of the procedure itself. This type is generally reserved for more extensive treatments like tooth extractions, dental implants, or other surgeries.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental sedation and the procedures used by Alpers Dental, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Alpers Dental

Level 3, 24 Manukau Road, Epsom,
Auckland 1023 New Zealand
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed



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