Sedation Dentistry


These are improved techniques to ease the discomfort and achieve successful dental anaesthesia.

The Dental Anaesthesia for Sedation Dentistry is “Improved techniques to ease the discomfort and achieve successful dental anaesthesia”.


Are you scared of dental pain and does that make you nervous?

It's a normal feeling for children and adults to feel anxious and nervous when they attend a dental appointment as past experiences play a significant role in dental phobias, but Dentistry has evolved over the years, and it’s much more comfortable now.
At Spring orchid Dental, we aim to make you feel comfortable and at ease before, during and after your dental treatment.We believe in gentle dental care and we are here to help find a solution to resolve that ingrained dental fear in your mind from your past experiences. With our sedation dentistry, you can feel the experience of pain-free dentistry.



If you have feelings of stress or pain, you can use a strong pain reliever called Penthrox for immediate relief.
Penthrox (Methoxyflurane) is a medicine used to reduce pain but also can cause sedation. When inhaled Penthrox provides immediate strong pain relief and decreases the anxiety level for patients during their dental treatments.


For over thirty years Penthrox has been used in dental clinics and has been a popular pain reliever in Australia. The inhaler looks like a green whistle, it is commonly referred to as the “green whistle” and used for immediate pain relief in emergency situations by paramedics.


The Penthrox inhaler simply uses a 3 millilitre vial of Methoxyflurane, this is a clear colourless liquid with a characteristic fruity smell that becomes a vapour or gas once it has been poured into the Penthrox inhaler,

Although penthrox does not eliminate all pain it can substantially reduce its effects.The dose provides around thirty minutes of pain relief, its effectiveness depends on how much the patient inhales the gas. You can increase the effect just by inhaling deeper through the Penthrox inhaler.


Under supervision, Penthrox is a hand held and self-administered inhalant,by the patient during their dental treatments procedures, who can use it as required and controls the level of sedation depending on the rate of intake, therefore feeling more in control, comfortable. and relaxed.


Penthrox is safe and can be used in most cases to relieve anxiety during your dental treatments.
The inhaler is so easy to use, that children as young as five years old often use it. The maximum dose is six millilitres in a 24 hour period.


If you need any dental treatment done at Spring Orchid Dental under sedation dentistry, or interested in using Penthrox to calm your dental treatment nerves, please call us to book your dental consultation appointment or speak to our qualified dentist at your appointment at Spring Orchid Dental.


For severe Dental phobias prescription relaxation medication can be arranged. With liaison with your GP, our dental team can prescribe some oral sedation to you so that you are relaxed and calm at the time of your dental appointment.


There are several other anxiety management techniques available at Spring Orchid Dental that can be used instead of, or in conjunction with Inhale Sedation.

Manage your dental phobia

During your first appointment we’ll start by simply listening to your concerns, allowing you to talk us through your previous treatment, experiences and concerns. Your Dentist can then discuss and identify your main fears related to dentistry and then implement strategies to overcome and manage your anxiety and in severe cases, dental phobia.

Things which will help with your dental phobia

• Calm and comfortable environment.
• Relaxing, serene environment.
• Soothing Music – You are welcome to bring your music collection to use while we provide the treatment.
• Friendly First visit for kids.
• Information primarily compiled for people with dental phobias or anxiety with various options.

Confront your dental phobia

We offer stress balls to hold in your hand to squeeze and manipulate during dental treatment. Staff members are also available for “hand holding” and will comfort you with soothing reassuring words during your appointment.

Spring Orchid Dental Dentists and Staff will never make you feel like your dental fears, anxieties or phobias are an inconvenience to us. It is our goal to take the fear out of dentistry.