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Sedation options

It's normal to be feeling anxious before you head in for your treatment, but here at Manawatu Dental Group we do what we can to help put your mind at ease.

We offer a number of services to help calm you and make you feel relaxed.

Oral Conscious Sedation

Oral Conscious Sedation is a form of dental sedation that allows you to feel at ease during your procedure as well as providing a mild amnesic effect. Just as with Nitrous Oxide, it does not require any form of injection. While Nitrous Oxide involves the simple method of inhalation, Oral Conscious Sedation is just as easy, as all that is required is to swallow a pill.

Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas)

Nitrous Oxide is commonly referred to as happy gas and is a safe, easy way to calm anxiety and fear during dental treatment. Having being used throughout the medical profession as a mild sedative over the past 40 years, nitrous oxide is a safe option for all ages with no lingering side effects. Upon inhaling and during treatment patients will experience feelings of deep relaxation or acute joy. This will diminish stress and anxiety levels to make their treatment a positive experience. Effects of the drug will cease following a few deep breaths of fresh air. The nitrous oxide will totally exit the body after a period of around 12 hours. If you are feeling anxious prior to your appointment, contact our friendly staff or speak to your dentist and we will discuss the available sedation methods and guide you through the process.