Anxious Patients

Here at Harmony Dental, we realise that some patients find dental treatments a very stressful experience. To help make your time with us as comfortable and relaxed as possible, we offer Nitrous Oxide and iPod music to ease you into your treatment.

Nitrous oxide

Nitrous oxide is often referred to as ‘happy gas’. It is a simple, quick and non-invasive sedation method used to relieve anxious patients. As a gas, it is administered through inhalation via an inhaling device. It has no colour or smell and doesn’t irritate the airways. Once you begin inhaling the nitrous oxide you will quickly pass into a comfortable state while remaining conscious at all times.

If you’d like to discuss sedation options for your next dental treatment, bring it up at your next assessment or call our friendly team today to book a consultation.


Oraqix is a needle-free anesthetic, administered topically at and below the gum line, that’s effective and efficient for scaling and root planing procedures. Your dentist and hygienist may recommend this alternative to traditional anesthesia for several reasons:

  • Onset is quick, 30 seconds
  • Duration of effect is approximately 20 minutes, so normal sensation is typically returned at the conclusion of the office visit
  • Oraqix is site-specific making it a great choice for periodontal maintenance with scaling and root planning.
  • Unique properties of Oraqix allow hygienists to better control anesthetic placement minimizing the chance of anesthetizing areas not being worked

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