Lumino The Dentists

Lumino the Dentists

Save time & book online with instant confirmation at over 90 Lumino practices across NZ.

Book Online Now

Welcome to our Lumino Dargaville Dental practice

Call us today (09) 439 8170 or Book Online We are open Mon-Thurs: 8.30am to 4.30pm, Fri: 8:30am-12pm (reception only)

If you are a nervous patient, or are looking for a pain-free dentist visit, then sedation may be the solution for you.

Many patients find a visit to the dentist to be a nerve-wracking experience. To help these patients feel at ease, or to enable patients to undergo more complex dental treatments, many of our practices offer sedation services. Sedation involves the use of anaesthesia to put a patient into a calm, restful state – similar to sleep, but remaining conscious.

For patients with sensitive gum areas, our Dentists and Hygienists are happy to discuss these problem areas and, provide a solution to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your appointment that is not sedation specific.

We have two types of sedation that some of our dentists use; these are explained in more detail below.

Inhalation Sedation

(Check with the Lumino practice to see if this is available)

  • Involves breathing in Nitrous Oxide Gas (also known as ‘happy gas’ or ‘laughing gas’)
  • Decreases pain sensitivity and gives the patient a pleasant level of sedation
  • Patients remain conscious and able to co-operate during the procedure
  • The effects wear off very quickly after treatment
  • There are no after effects


Oral Sedation

(Check with the Lumino practice to see if this is available)

  • Sedative that is administered in tablet or liquid form, usually taken one hour before your appointment
  • Lasts between two and six hours.
  • Patients usually have little memory of the treatment once completed.
  • For safety reasons, patients must have someone to collect them and take them home after their appointment.

View the third type IV Sedation HERE