Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas) and Sleep Dentistry in Geelong

Nitrous Oxide is a colourless and virtually odourless gas with a faint, sweet smell. It is a safe and effective sedative agent which is mixed with oxygen and administered through a mask that fits over your nose. 

Happy gas is useful for patients who 

The advantages of Nitrous oxide are that it is easy to receive, continuous and uninterrupted flow, with quick and reliable recovery. This means you are fine to go about your normal activities or back to work after your dental procedure. 

Inhalation Sedation

Penthrox inhalation sedation, also know as the “green whistle” is ideal for patients who feel slightly anxious whilst undergoing dental treatment. It is a safe and easy method of providing immediate relief from pain and anxiety – you may have seen it being used on the TV show Bondi Rescue.

Penthrox sedation is easy and convenient, as the patient all you need to do is take a breath from the whistle when you are starting to feel anxious and need more relief. You will be awake and aware of your surroundings whilst using Penthrox but in a relaxed and calm state whilst in the dental chair. There is minimal down time and after treatment is completed you can drive home and go about your daily activities.

Sleep Dentistry (IV Sedation)

If you are not very fond of receiving any dental treatment, or if you have had any previous traumatic experience which makes it difficult for you to seek dental care, then do not worry!

We offer Sleep Dentistry services which involves having an on-site trained sedationist who use certain medications to induce our patients into a sleep/trance-like state allowing you to feel at ease and comfort when undergoing treatment.

Our specially trained sedationist goes through a thorough medical check prior to any treatment. They will then administer the medication in gradual increments throughout the duration of treatment.

Some frequently asked questions are below:

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Before any sedative medication is administered, you will have a consultation with our Principal Dentist and also a specialized sedationist to review your medical history. Everything is conducted within very safe parameters and you are closely monitored throughout the sedation.

Can I Drive Home After Being Sedated?

No, unfortunately due to the medications that are used during the procedure you are unable to drive afterwards. You will need to arrange for transport prior to commencing. After the procedure it may take up to 24 hours for the medication to fully wear off. It is recommended that you not operate any heavy machinery during this time.

What Does Feeling Sedated Feel Like?

At the end of the treatment, you’ll likely have little memory of sitting in the dentist chair. When sedated, you will feel limp, relaxed, and lethargic.

General Anaesthetic

General anaesthesia is a state of controlled unconsciousness. During a general anaesthetic, medicines are used to put you to sleep, so you are unconscious during your dental surgery and do not feel pain while it is carried out.

General anaesthesia is essential for some surgical procedures where it may be safer or more comfortable for you to be unconscious. It’s usually used for long operations or those that would otherwise be very painful.

Before having an operation, you’ll meet a specialist doctor called an anaesthetist to discuss which anaesthetic is most suitable for you.

Your anaesthetist will examine your medical history prior to your dental surgery, this includes

  •  Current medical conditions
  •  Allergies
  •  Any medications taken
  •  Lifestyle habits such as smoking or alcohol
  •  Family history

Your anaesthetist can answer any questions you have prior to your dental procedure. They will also provide you with clear fasting instructions prior to your operation.

During Your Dental Surgery

Your anaesthetist will stay with you throughout the dental procedure. They’ll make sure you continue to receive the anaesthetic and that you remain in a controlled state of unconsciousness.


Upon completion of your surgery by your dentist, the anaesthetist will begin your recovery from the general anaesthetic.

General anaesthetics can affect your memory, concentration and reflexes for up to two days after your procedure, therefore you;

  •  Cannot drive following your surgery or for the next 24 hours
  •  Must avoid drinking alcohol
  •  Cannot sign any legal documents for 24 to 48 hours following your general anaesthetic procedure.

General anaesthesia has a few common side effects, most occur immediately after your operation and do not last long. Your anaesthetist will advise you of what to expect at your initial consultation.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, the clinicians at Dentists & Doctors will be happy to discuss all risks associated with any procedure prior to your treatment

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What our Patients say...

G Lutz
G Lutz
Travelled from Sydney to have my wisdom teeth removed by the one and only Dr. Asef Anwar. Well worth it! I was a bit nervous but he communicated every step of the way and made sure I wasn’t in any pain. Turns out I had nothing to be worried about! Can’t thank you enough Asef 🙏🏽
Lauren Fowkes
Lauren Fowkes
I saw Dr Asef for wisdom teeth removal and it was a very pleasant experience. He walked me through every step of the procedure and ensured I felt safe and comfortable throughout. As an anxious patient this was very reassuring and I would 100% recommend this practise to everyone 😊
Tanay Sudhakar
Tanay Sudhakar
Had an implant completed today and it was a pleasant and fast experience. I needed more than usual anaesthetic and they were efficient and friendly.
Trish K
Trish K
Very impressed with the team,and very professional. They always mentioned the step by step produce reguarding my teeth, before they started. The facility and equipment is up to date and i highly recommend them.You wont be disappointed.
Mosharrof Hosen
Mosharrof Hosen
Dr Asif is the best. Best dental service in Geelong. Very friendly and professional. Keep it up. 🙂
Nicky Stott
Nicky Stott
I was referred to Dentists and Doctors after a bad experience else where. From the start i expressed to the staff my fear of dentists, and everyone has been exceptional and compassionate. While my fear will likely always be present, my trust that i am being looked after here has been definitely helping the process. Definitely recommend to visit these amazing people
Robin Thomas
Robin Thomas
Was very nervous to go to dentist but needn’t of worried, from reception to dentists to assistants everyone is marvellous, treat you like a queen. Walked out of there feeling like a million bucks. I will be going back for a check up and for preventative treatments. Can’t recommend them enough. Special thanks to Clare and Paris . 👍
Bradley Hart
Bradley Hart
Kind, non judgmental. So very understanding and amazing during the procedure. Had a filling. Pretty tough spot, explained things exceptionally well. Fast when it counted during the filling and very patient with me needs. For the people that are afraid of going to the dentist, for whatever reason. Or haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and are anxious about the dentist. Visit here. I had DR Claire. She was amazing. I was super anxious to visit and I’ve been putting it off for years. But now I can feel at ease, knowing I can go to a dentist’s without judgement and that I’ll be in good hands. 5/5. Hands down. Do yourself a favour and go here

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

Where are you located?

Our dental clinic is located at 19 Gheringhap St, Geelong 3220, VIC.

What payment options are available?

We have several payment options and plans available depending on your needs. To learn more call us on (03) 5221 9129.

How often should I be visiting my dentist?

For optimal dental health, we recommend visiting us for a regular dental exam and clean at least once, every six months.

What dental services do you offer?

At Dentists & Doctors, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of dental services – all under one roof!

Our services include:

Are emergency dental services available?

Yes, we also offer emergency dental care to help patients in dental emergencies. Please contact our team on (03) 5221 9129, for all after hour emergencies, contact our 

Geelong Dental Emergency Hotline – 0488 811 456 (SMS Only)

How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?

To assist our team, please SMS your full name & dental problem to 0488 811 456  

Geelong Dental Emergency Service was set up by Dr Asef Anwar and his team at Dentists & Doctors who wanted to provide additional care and support to the local Geelong community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reduce the extra burden of dental emergencies on our local hospitals and Emergency Rooms, existing and new patients to Dentists & Doctors can contact our Dental Emergency Hotline (via SMS only) on 0488 811 456

A dedicated professional will be available to provide assistance and If required arrange your emergency dental appointment.

Our dental emergency services are accessible to residents of Geelong and the greater region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

  • Where are you located?
  • What payment options are available?
  • How often should I be visiting my dentist?
  • What dental services do you offer?
  • Are emergency dental services available?
  • How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?