Sleep Dentistry (also called Sedation Dentistry, Conscious Sedation or Twilight Sedation) is the most advanced form of dental sedation. It uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs given intravenously by a medically qualified doctor to create a dream-like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your dental procedure.
When you wake up you will have no memory of the noises, smells, needles or drilling, and feel like no time has passed at all! You will just feel like you’ve had a very deep and satisfying sleep. No pain, no discomfort and no fear! You will go home with a heightened sense of well-being and the satisfaction of having attended to your dental health. Whether it’s much needed dental care, a surgical procedure or a cosmetic dental makeover that you seek, Sleep Dentistry takes the worry out!
We utilize Sleep Dentistry for procedures such as:
- Cosmetic Dentistry and Smile Makeovers
- Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
- Dental phobia management for even simple treatments
All sedation procedures take place with suitably qualified medical staff and all necessary medical equipment according to national guidelines. It is a safe and predictable procedure provided the patient is of suitable medical health, this will be assessed prior to the procedure. Since we use a medically qualified doctor, it is possible to claim part of the fees for the sedation through Medicare.
Oral sedation is also available at the cost of a prescription to manage mild anxiety for suitable patients.