Anaesthetics

Nitrous Oxide or Happy Gas is available for your treatment. This is really helpful when we have to do fillings or extractions on kids, and for adults who are anxious about their time in the chair. The local anaesthetics we use are really fast acting and are given in an almost pain-free way. We use a topical anaesthetic gel to numb the gum before we start and then we use ultra fine needles. In some cases, we can use an anaesthetic technique, Citoject, which is quick to work and quick to wear off and often patients don’t know its been done. It only numbs the tooth, not the face.

Sometimes, patients are not able to tolerate treatment in the chair. Our dentists have access and can arrange a time at the Wollongong Day Surgery to do the treatment under a general anaesthetic. This works well for patients with dental phobia, an acute gagging reflex or for patients with a disability. It usually takes a couple of weeks to book a time at the day surgery, but it’s a great option for treatment.

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If you require further information on any of our services, please feel free to contact us through the website here or if you wish to speak with reception, we are available on 02 4229 2911 or email us at reception@ellenstreetdental.com.au.