Our Services

Happy Gas & IV Sedation

Here at Grange Family Dental, we pride ourselves on helping those who do suffer dental anxeity so that you can breathe more easily knowing there are ways you can deal with these feelings.

Happy Gas

Grange Family Dental offers nitrous oxide (commonly known as laughing or happy gas) to patients to help alleviate anxiety.
If anxiety is preventing you from going to the dentist, your dentist may help you manage and overcome this with Happy Gas, if appropriate.

Happy gas can help patients with:

  • Strong gag reflex
  • Very low pain threshold
  • Very sensitive teeth
  • Dental Anxiety or Phobia

Happy Gas is a safe, effective mild sedative agent that safely and effectively manages anxiety. Although happy gas doesn’t eliminate the need for local anaesthetic or injections, it decreases pain sensation dramatically.

Happy Gas can be administered by our dentists – please let our booking staff know in advance if you feel you would like it so we can book you with a qualified practitioner and ensure your appointment length is a little longer.
You will be given a small mask that is placed over the nose, and asked to breathe evenly in and out through your nose during the procedure. The gas may make you feel light-headed, tingly, or heavy in your arms or legs as your body starts to relax.  You will still be aware of what is going on around you and will be able to follow any instructions given by your dentist.

Happy Gas works quickly and once the procedure finishes will also wear off quickly.  Most people are fine to drive shortly after their appointment, with minimal precautions.
Our practice is fitted with extra spaces to relax and unwind after your appointment if you feel you need to. For more anxious patients requiring complex dental care we also offer more profound sedation options, such as Intravenous sedation, or referral for GA.

Intravenous sedation

An IV sedation is an excellent option if you are apprehensive of the dentist, or dental procedures.

Intravenous (IV) sedation refers to the administering of an anti-anxiety drug through the blood during your dental treatment. An IV sedation is sometimes referred to as ‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry and helps you to relax and feel at peace. Patients under twilight sedation can respond to the dentist’s questions and follow instructions but will generally have little or no recollection of the experience afterwards. The patient is not aware of the smells, sounds, and sights of the procedure or the dental office.
IV sedation is generally considered safe to be performed in the dental setting. In Australia our strict safety standards ensure you will be treated by one Practitioner who will administer the sedative and monitor your health, and a second practitioner who will be responsible for your dental treatment.

Anyone in good health can be a candidate for IV sedation dentistry, but it is an especially effective solution for the following patients:

  • Patients who need multiple surgical procedures, e.g. wisdom teeth removal
  • Phobia of dental procedures
  • Difficulty getting numb
  • Sensitive teeth or oral nerves
  • Complex dental issues
  • Resistance to local anaesthetic
  • A small mouth that aches during dental work
  • General anxiety disorder Strong Gag reflex

The effects of sedatives administered through the bloodstream are achieved in a shorter duration.

IV sedation does not affect body processes, instead it eliminates your ability to feel pain.
You will be able to breathe and move on your own. This also makes it easy for us to identify any abnormalities during the procedure and respond swiftly.

The dentist can perform multiple procedures in one visit. This means that patients who need extensive dental care can receive treatments often in one surgery. This not only reduces the fear and apprehension associated with dental visits but also cuts down on costs.

Due to the fewer side effects compared to other sedation methods such as general anaesthesia, there is less recovery required after the procedure.

See what our clients have to say.

Daniela Mantilla
Daniela Mantilla
02:47 25 Mar 22
Had my sons first dental appointment here and Dr Perline Li was exceptional. She made him feel comfortable and gave a little take away pack with a mirror. My son just keeps looking at his teeth now. Thank you!read more
Benjamin Sung
Benjamin Sung
01:26 04 Mar 22
I visited Dr Albert Lin for a checkup and clean. Dr Lin was very elaborate in explaining some of the issues with my teeth. He was also very meticulous when performing the cleaning - no pain at all! Would recommend Dr Lin to my friends and family!read more
11:14 24 Feb 22
I’ve been going to Grange Family Dental for the past 3 years and it’s always a great experience. I went in for my a 6-monthly clean and check this week. Jeremy is a fantastic dentist and always a pleasure to see. He is transparent, explains things clearly and has a great sense of humour! The team members are all lovely and I really appreciate the reminders and ease of booking an appointment. Thanks to Shontelle and Lauren this week.read more
Dave Smith
Dave Smith
08:20 14 Feb 22
Highly recommend Jeremy and the team at this dentist surgery. Had my first wisdom tooth removed today and despite being a bit nervous, I felt comfortable throughout the whole procedure. Thanks again and I’ll be back to get the next one out soon!read more
Lorna-Li Yao
Lorna-Li Yao
07:02 05 Jan 22
I was referred to a specialist for a root canal retreatment. I had to wait for 4 months for an appointment. My friend recommended me Dr Lam and I got an appointment to see him in a month. I am so impressed with his expertise, patience, and the way he makes patients at ease. I highly recommend him but at the same time, I don't want him to be booked out😁.read more
Ginny Liu
Ginny Liu
09:49 04 Dec 21
Thanks to Dr. Perline and Dr. Albert! They explain things well and help me manage my oral health. The best dental I have ever been to.Highly recommended!read more
Jacky Chan
Jacky Chan
08:27 04 Dec 21
Dr. Albert is super friendly and caring. He did a thorough check of my teeth and completely fixed my teeth issue. Also, the price is very resonable.Highly recommended!!!!!read more
Kayla Davidson
Kayla Davidson
23:08 14 Nov 21
I have a great experience every time I see Dr Perline which is not what you often hear people say after visiting the dentist! Her attention to detail and thorough work are unmatched. She, as well as the other staff have an inviting energy that would make anyone happy to be there, highly recommend!read more
09:31 10 Nov 21
Took my 5yo daughter here having a check month ago. With friendly and experienced dentist Dr. Albert, she was totally not afraid to open mouth and be checked. So as when he cured her decayed tooth on the second time we visit. Definitely recommend for kids who need dental care.read more
Kaya Huang
Kaya Huang
07:41 09 Nov 21
I really did enjoy my dental experience in here.The stuff who always greet you with a smile especially Dr. Jeremy and Dr. Albert they're the best!!Could not recommend Grange Family Dental highly enough.read more
De Jabeca
De Jabeca
09:32 21 Oct 21
I left my last dentist 3 years ago, and have become a patient of Dr Jeremy Lam at Grange Family Dental. What a difference. I have not seen a medical practise that is so friendly & professional - from the reception staff, the hygienist, nurses & of course the dentists. They obviously have long ongoing relationships with their client base, and they know how to achieve this. Jeremy has given me excellent care, & I have been able to have all my extensive dental work performed in their one stop shop. This includes my crowns, and dental implants which have been problem free. He has a plan that he discusses in detail with you, so you can be confident in both the costs, care, and outcome. This is easily the best dental practise around, & I am thrilled with their service. Recommended to everyone I know, who will soon become patients as wellread more
Daniel Tani
Daniel Tani
02:30 18 Sep 21
Went to Albert at Grange Family Dental and had an excellent experience. Haven’t been to a dentist in over a decade. Albert took the time to go over X-rays and photos of my teeth and proceeded to give a thorough clean even though I knew this appointment would have taken much longer than expected. Inspires confidence and calm. Will certainly be back.read more

Get in touch to book your appointment!

If you’re looking for an affordable, family dentist in Brisbane, call us at (07) 3356 0166 to make an appointment, or contact us via email with any questions you may have.