Managing patient anxiety

Are you feeling anxious about your next

Dental Appointment?

For many Australians, it’s normal to feel anxious about a dentist’s appointment. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past, or it’s been a while since your last visit. No matter the case, it’s important for your dentist to understand your apprehensions and work to solve the problem.


Some people can power through their anxiety with no problems. But other times, you may need extra help during your procedure. That’s why at Crestmead Dental, we offer both nitrous oxide (“happy gas”) and IV sedation for our anxious patients.

Anxious patients

How do these sedation methods work?

Both nitrous oxide and IV sedation help to reduce anxiety and pain with minimal to no side effects.

“Happy gas” is nitrous oxide

mixed with pure oxygen, and it sits in a mask over your face. As you inhale, you quickly feel more relaxed with a possible “tingly” or warm sensation throughout the body. It is suitable for mild to moderately anxious patients and for people who have a mild gag reflex. It wears off quickly.

IV sedation

is the other method suitable for the more anxious patients or difficult procedures like wisdom teeth extractions, dental implant placement, etc. Patients are sedated and usually wake up not remembering the procedure and will require someone to take them back home.

Your Anxiety Relief is Important to Dentists at Crestmead

We always want to provide the best anxiety-relieving care here at Crestmead. That’s why we offer these two forms of conscious sedation to make any procedure you may need as pleasant as possible. While these two methods have a surcharge attached, they are much more cost-effective options than general anaesthesia.


As the Dental Board of Australia maintains strict regulations with any use of conscious sedation, you can be sure that we are trained professionals in this area. We would be happy to answer any anxiety-related questions you may have.

Why Choose Crestmead Dental?

Here’s why Crestmead Dental is the perfect place to get any kind of dentures

We offer services suitable for all needs​

Our office prides itself on a wide range of services. Whether you need orthodontic or general dentistry services, we have a professional ready to take you.

Flexible payment plans

We know not all our patients can simply pay out-of-pocket. We have individualized payment plans for our patients. We also accept a variety of private health plans, as well as bulk bill child dental schemes for those with Medicare.

All of our plans are personalized for you​

We recognize that every patient is different from the next. That’s why we personalize our plans for each individual who steps in our office.

We cultivate a friendly environment​

In addition to our top-notch conscious sedation procedures, our dentists also work to maintain a friendly, gentle environment for all patients.

Contact Us

Book a consultation online to discuss your oral health and possible anxieties today. We look forward to working with you and delivering pleasant experiences every time!

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Dr Henry Wong is a local dental graduate, having done his studies at the University of Queensland. He has had over 10 years of practical experience, providing a wide range of services in the various fields of dentistry. He has a strong interest in Orthodontics (braces) and has an affinity treating young patients. Henry regularly attends a range of continuing education courses, and is very much up to date with his continuing professional development requirements.   Dr Henry is a long term member of the ADA (Australian Dental Association). He has also been involved with RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service), in a charity project that provides much needed dental treatment to villages in Nepal. He has also provided volunteer work in Brisbane through the National Dental Foundation.   Dr Henry enjoys spending time with his family and young daughter. They are often the reluctant subjects one of his other interests; photography. He likes to unwind by listening to comedy podcasts and tending to his growing collection of indoor plants.