Sedation Dentistry

Discover tranquil dental care with sedation dentistry at Dental Sanctuary.


Elevating Comfort, Alleviating Anxiety

At Dental Sanctuary, we wholeheartedly acknowledge that a visit to the dentist’s office might not top everyone’s list of favourite activities. Dental anxieties and fears are real, and we’re here to quell them. We proudly offer an array of sedation options that are designed to soothe your concerns and make your dental experience as serene as possible.

Exploring Our Sedation Options

At Dental Sanctuary, we offer a diverse range of sedation options tailored to cater to your individual comfort levels:

Inhalation Sedation

Inhalation Sedation (Penthrox)

Inhale tranquilly as we introduce you to Penthrox, an inhalation sedation method that gently eases your nerves. Experience a state of relaxation while remaining conscious and responsive throughout the procedure.


General Anaesthesia

Experience the epitome of relaxation with general anaesthesia, administered by a skilled anesthesiologist at a local private hospital. Your procedure unfolds while you rest, and you’ll awaken with the treatment complete and no memory of the process.

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

Within the confines of our practice, we offer IV sedation, a method characterised by its swift onset, adaptable dosage, and rapid recovery period. This approach is ideal for extensive procedures or individuals grappling with pronounced anxiety.

Demystifying “Sleep Dentistry”

“Sleep dentistry” encompasses a general anaesthetic approach. Administered by a certified anesthesiologist at a local private hospital, this technique ensures your procedure takes place while you rest soundly. Upon awakening, your treatment will be complete, and the memory of the experience will remain blissfully absent.
In addition to general anaesthesia, we offer the option of in-house IV sedation at our practice. This approach offers rapid effectiveness, an adjustable dosage, and a swift recovery period—ideal for extensive procedures or heightened anxiety.

A Compassionate Approach to Easing Dental Anxieties

We recognise that dental anxiety can stem from a variety of sources. Perhaps it’s the unfamiliar environment, the sounds of the equipment, or a past experience that lingers. Regardless of the origin, our mission is to foster an environment of relaxation and tranquilly for every patient who walks through our doors.

A Sanctuary of Comfort

We understand that even for the most resolute patients, the sensory aspects of dental care can be disconcerting. To ensure your comfort, we provide headphones that empower you to regulate the volume. Whether you prefer to immerse yourself in a Netflix series or indulge in the soothing rhythms of your chosen music, our intention is to create an ambience where you feel entirely at ease, cared for, and relaxed.

Safety First

Your safety and well-being take precedence in every aspect of our practice. Our registered practitioners are adept at overseeing your sedation needs, allowing our dental experts to concentrate on your oral health. This collaborative approach guarantees that you’re in capable hands throughout the sedation procedure. Should you harbour any concerns about sedation, we encourage you to voice them during your consultation appointment. Our dentists will attentively address your apprehensions and guide you towards the optimal sedation choice for your unique circumstances.

Empower your comfort with sedation dentistry.

At Dental Sanctuary, we’re resolute in our commitment to fostering a dental experience that’s defined by relaxation, empathy, and patient-centric care. If dental anxieties have hindered your journey to optimal oral health, allow us to escort you towards a new paradigm of comfort and ranquility. To discuss our sedation dentistry options and tailor a plan that aligns with your specific needs, please reach out to our compassionate team at (02) 9157 9009 or contact us through this page.

Your journey to serene dental care commences at Dental Sanctuary, where we’re devoted to elevating your well-being and alleviating your anxieties—every step of the way.


What is sedation dentistry, and who is it for?

Sedation dentistry involves the use of various techniques to help patients feel relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. It’s ideal for individuals who experience dental anxiety, fear, or discomfort, and it’s also useful for those undergoing lengthy or complex procedures.

What types of sedation options do you offer at Dental Sanctuary?

We offer a range of sedation options to cater to your comfort level:

  • Inhalation sedation, such as Penthrox, provides relaxation while keeping you conscious and responsive.
  • General anaesthesia induces a deep sleep-like state, and your procedure is performed while you rest.
  • IV sedation, administered in-house, offers swift effectiveness and adjustable dosages for optimal comfort.
Is sedation dentistry safe?

Absolutely. Your safety is our top priority. Our registered practitioners are skilled in overseeing sedation, ensuring that you’re in capable hands throughout the process. We follow stringent safety protocols and consider your medical history to determine the most suitable sedation approach for you.

How do I know which sedation option is right for me?

During your consultation, our experienced dentists will discuss your medical history, anxiety level, and the nature of the procedure. Based on this information, they will recommend the most suitable sedation option for your specific needs. We encourage open communication to address any concerns you might have.

Will I be unconscious during the procedure with sedation?

The level of consciousness varies with each sedation option.

  • Inhalation sedation keeps you conscious and responsive.
  • General anaesthesia induces a sleep-like state.
  • IV sedation ranges from a relaxed state to a light sleep, depending on the dosage. You’ll remain responsive and able to follow instructions.
How will I feel after the sedation wears off?

After the sedation wears off, you may feel groggy and disoriented for a short period of time. It’s advisable to have a friend or family member accompany you home. The recovery time varies based on the type of sedation used, but our team will provide clear post-procedure instructions to ensure your comfort and well-being.

Monday: 7:30AM – 7:30PM
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 7:30PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: Closed