Launceston Dental Clinic

Sedation Dentistry in Launceston 

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Sedation Dental Services for Anxiety in Launceston

Do you feel nervous whenever you pass a dental office? Do your hands get clammy at the thought of seeing the dentist or getting a check-up? 

Does a prior bad experience at the dentist prevent you from seeing a dentist? 

You could be afflicted with dental anxiety, and, at Pickup Bagshaw Dental in Launceston, we have solutions that could help you get through your treatment feeling calm and relaxed.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

What are the benefits?

There are two chief purposes for sedation dentistry: to ease anxiety and to prepare patients for longer treatments or procedures. 

Sedation dentistry also takes a few forms, from nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to general anaesthesia, which renders the patient unconscious (but must be performed in a hospital setting). Right here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental, we offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation for certain procedures. 

Your comfort is our top priority, and we’ll be happy to sit down with you to discuss your options. Whether you’re too nervous to sit in the dental chair, or have been putting off an extensive treatment, we have sedation dentistry to help get you through.

IV Sedation

IV sedation is administered intravenously through a vein in the arm and involves a combination of certain chemicals. You are not rendered unconscious, but instead move into a sort of “twilight sleep” where you can communicate with the dentist during your procedure, but will have no memory of the treatment. This is typically reserved for patients who are undergoing a lengthy procedure or who have a deep fear of the dentist and don’t want to remember their treatment.

Not everyone may qualify for IV sedation, as it depends on the length of your procedure or the extent of your dental fear. Most surgical procedures will still use local anaesthesia as well, numbing that area of your mouth before moving forward with the treatment.

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We help patients protect their smile

Have you been putting off dental treatments because of your fear of the dentist? Let us help! 

Here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental, we have the sedation options you need to keep you calm and collected for your appointment, so you can get the treatments you need to have a brilliant, healthy smile. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr. Thomas and consult with them about your options for sedation. We want to help you reach your smile goal as soon as possible.

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Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.

Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.

Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.

At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.


Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown

That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!

We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge

All of our customers trust their smile to us

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Will Give You Clear Reasons to Smile Bright!

Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.

In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.

Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.

We help clients their smile problems

70 Years

Proudly serving Launceston for over 70 years, we're your trusted team of dental professionals you and your family can rely on


One of the few Launceston dental practices that use happy gas. We don't let anxiety stand in the way of giving you the smile you always wanted.

All Services

From emergency, cosmetic, restorative, general to sedation dentistry - Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.


Our practice sees emergency patients if possible. Our caring ADA certified staff are dedicated to getting our patients out of pain ASAP!

Meet your doctors

We specialise in family and children’s dentistry and orthodontics.

Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.

Photo of Dr John Pickup

Dr John Pickup

B.D.S., F.I.C.O.I., F.A.S.O.
Photo of Dr Tony Bagshaw

Dr Tony Bagshaw


Dr Lisa


Dr John Rebenque


Tara Brooks



Monday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Tuesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Thursday 8:15am – 5:00pm

Friday 8:15am – 5:00pm