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 

Nitrous oxide, the perfect alternative to a sleep gas, is used at our clinic in Geelong to help patients feel less anxious during their dental treatment. 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.

Just like utilizing sleep gas, Penthrox sedation at our Geelong clinic is simple 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 downtime 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 provide Sleep Dentistry services where an anaesthetist administers specific medications to induce our patients into a sleep, ensuring you feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.

Our specially trained sedationist or anaesthetist 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?

Sedation has similar effects to that of a sleep gas. 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...

Iren Palmer
Iren Palmer
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Mary Kincaid
Mary Kincaid
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Steven De Bono
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Blue Pratt
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David Gardner
David Gardner
Dr Matt and Dr Asef make you feel very welcome to their Practice. Nothing is too much bother for them and they are more than happy to explain the procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have. I had 4 – 3 hour sessions to do the prep work and fit crowns to my very worn out teeth. I was made to feel very comfortable during those sessions with staged breaks along the way. The final results are amazing. My Good Wife Bon is very pleased with the end result too. Happy Wife, Happy Life! I highly recommend Dentists and Doctors Geelong to everyone for their ongoing Dental Support. The front desk Team are also very helpful and supportive. Nothing is too much bother for them in finding suitable appointment times and answering any billing enquires you may have. Thank you Matt, Anwar, the Dental Nurses and your lovely Support Team. Best wishes for a great ongoing future here in Geelong.
Mel Brew
Mel Brew
Amazing service from Dr Pascale at the dentist. My son, who has severe anxiety, was made to feel very calm during a procedure. He was always told what was happening and always given a chance to stop. The ladies at the front desk have always been helpful and it doesn’t smell like a dentist! I recommend this place to those that have anxious children or are anxious themselves.
Tatiana Mata
Tatiana Mata
Dr. Lina and Asef provided an excellent experience. Dr. Lina takes the time to explain the details of treatment plan. The staff are very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend them more highly Dentist &Doctors Thanks Tatiana
Lydia Swain
Lydia Swain
Amazing Dentist. Dr Lina made me feel so incredibly comfortable and checked in on me constantly to make sure I was ohkay whilst she was removing my wisdom teeth in the chair. Along with the nurses that accompanied her. I felt I was in good hands the whole time. Nothing to fault from my experience. Highly recommend Dentists & Doctors.

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?