Pain Control

Our desire for you to have the most comfortable dental experience possible.

For some people the fear of visiting the dentist outweighs the pain of a toothache and many avoid regular dental treatment simply for this reason.

The only problem with this form of denial is that refusing to go to the dentist can lead to more advanced dental health problems. And that means lengthier, more complex procedures when you finally work up the courage to make an appointment.

At Murray Turner Dental Surgeons we are able to provide you with a pain free solution to your dental needs.

Local and topical anaesthetics

A local anaesthetic will numb the tooth and gum area on which the dentist proposes to work. In most cases anaesthetic takes effect with a few minutes but can last from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on patients metabolic rate.

A topical anaesthetic in form of a numbing gel can be applied before local injection is given so patient only feels pressure.

Conscious sedation

This approach dulls your awareness without inhibiting body functions such as breathing and swallowing. One of the most common choices is nitrous oxide, sometimes called “laughing gas”; although it doesn’t make you laugh. You inhale it through a mask in a mixture with oxygen.

Nitrous Oxide produces a sense of relaxation that begins almost immediately and ends when we switch to pure oxygen which flushes the Nitrous Oxide from the lungs.

Nitrous oxide is usually used simply to relax a very nervous patient and then topical and local anaesthetics may also be used.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation, Twilight Sedation, Sleep Dentistry

Drs. John Murray and Barry Turner have been providing in surgery IV sedation since 1973 and are both certified by Dental Board of Australia.

Sedative and pain relief drugs are given via a vein in arm or back of the hand producing a relaxed state for dentistry to be carried out.  Intravenous sedation is a very efficient and effective way of providing profound anxiety relief and pain control during dental procedures.

General anaesthesia

We provide general anaesthesia using a Consultant Anaesthetist in our rooms.  This is ideal for surgery, extensive fillings, multiple crown and bridgework, and combinations.  It is also for patients suffering anxiety or dental phobias.

A local anaesthetic will numb the tooth & gum area on which the dentist proposes to work,in most cases anaesthetic takes effect with a few minutes but can last from 30minutes to 2 hours depending on patients metabolic rate.

A topical anaesthetic in form of a numbing gel can be applied before local injection is given so patient only feels pressure.