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If you are putting off a trip to the dentist because you’ve had a traumatic dental experience in the past, or suffer from high dental anxiety, then allow Coffs Coast Dental to help you smile again!

The fear of going to the dentist is not uncommon, which is why our friendly team are on hand to make the entire experience as stress free as possible.

Coffs Coast Dental offers a relaxing, and non-threatening environment. Our team understand, care and offer genuine support. Some of the techniques we use include:

  • Experienced and friendly team who take their time and listen and;
  • Sedation Dentistry:
    • General Anaesthetic – Treatment can be done in one simple appointment while you’re put to sleep. It’s ideal for adults who need multiple teeth extracted or filled, for children who need multiple teeth filled, or for any person suffering of dental phobia.
    • IV Sedation – A safer, pain-free and more affordable option than General Anaesthesia with a treatment plan designed just for you. IV Sedation uses both sedative and pain-relieving drugs that allow you to relax in the chair, feel no pain and have little to no recollection afterwards. Perfect for lengthy or multi-visit procedures or those that would normally require a hospital visit. Recovery time is a quick 40 minutes and you’ll be back at work the next day. Available for ages 5 and up with some availability conditions.
    • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) – Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas. It is often used for people who are mildly or moderately anxious or nervous. It eases their fears so that they can relax. This helps them to receive treatment in a comfortable and safe manner. The effects of nitrous oxide are mild. It is safe and quickly eliminated from the body. You remain awake and can continue to interact with the dentist.

*Suitability for Sedation/Happy Gas will be determined by your treating dentist