Atria Dental Gordon

Sleep Dentistry in Gordon

Sleep Dentistry in Gordon

We understand that dental anxiety and phobias are serious causes of distress for many patients. At Atria Dental®, our clinical team is compassionate and experienced in treating nervous patients including children. To help every patient feel as comfortable as possible about their upcoming appointments, we provide options such as sleep dentistry and light sedation for dental treatments.

Best Dentist for Anxious Patients in Gordon

If you are feeling anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist or an upcoming dental procedure, the Atria Dental® team is here for you.Our Gordon practice is a purpose-built facility for Sleep Dentistry and we provide a comprehensive range of treatments including Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, and Children’s Dentistry. Our clinic is equipped so that every patient can be afforded a relaxing environment and everything needed to make your visit as calm and comfortable as possible.

The 3 Different Types Of Sedation Used In Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry refers to different types of sedation administered by dentists to help nervous or anxious patients feel more calm and relaxed during dental procedures. Different methods of sleep dentistry include the following:
  • Oral Sedation
  • IV Sedation
  • Nitrous Oxide
Talk to our dental team in Gordon to learn more about your sleep dentistry options.

Different Types Of Sedation

Oral Sedation

This refers to a light form of sedation that is administered orally through a pill, a suitable option for patients with a fear or phobia of needles. Patients who undergo oral sedation experience drowsiness but will usually remain awake during the procedure with the ability to comprehend and follow basic instructions from the dentist. Afterwards, they may not remember much about the treatment. Patients are advised not to drive for a few hours after undergoing oral sedation. This form of sedation is suited to patients with mild dental anxiety or fear of needles.

IV Sedation

This form of sedation is intravenously administered and puts the patient into a form of ‘light sleep’. Similar to oral sedation, patients who undergo IV sedation will remain conscious and be able to hear and follow instructions from the dentist during the procedure but will usually have no recollection of the procedure afterwards. Patients are advised not to drive for a few hours after undergoing IV sedation. This form of sedation is suited to patients with mild dental anxiety.

Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas)

Also known as happy gas or laughing gas, this form of light sedation is a gas that is inhaled through a mask worn over your nose. Nitrous Oxide reduces feelings of pain and enhances feelings of euphoria so that patients may feel more calm and relaxed during their procedure. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off fairly quickly after your dentist stops administering it.
This form of sedation is better suited to patients with mild anxiety, children, or those who fear needles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep Dentistry patients who undergo IV sedation or oral sedation may continue to experience drowsiness for a few hours following their procedure and should NOT drive themselves afterwards. Instead, please arrange for someone to pick you up from your appointment.


Patients who undergo nitrous oxide may be able to drive following their appointment as the effects usually wear off soon after the method is administered. Your dentist will be able to confirm if you can drive following your procedure during your consultation.

Patients can choose sleep dentistry options for tooth extraction procedures. If you are anxious or nervous about your dental appointment, get in touch with our dentists at Atria Dental so we can help you better.

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