Sedation Dentistry

Sometimes called “sleep dentistry”, sedation dentistry can mean an easier and more relaxing time for you at your dentists.

We are equipped to offer intravenous sedation when booked in advance.

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Who Needs Sedation?

There are a number of reasons for choosing Sedation Dentistry. If you suffer from severe dental anxiety, then this is a very useful service to have on hand. If you’re in need of a more complex restorative treatment, then we will suggest sedation.

And if you’re here for wisdom teeth extractions or implant surgery, then we will almost always recommend sedation. There is an additional cost that is paid to the anaesthetist, but sedation does not affect the cost of your treatment. It’s really about ensuring you wake up happy to your new smile!

Important Information

Sedation Dentistry requires certain medications to be administered. This medication can leave you drowsy for a time. We want you to be safe when in our care and when you are at home.

So it is important that you have a trusted family member or friend collect you from your appointment, take you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours.

You will not be able to work for 24 hours following your treatment.

Sleep Dentistry FAQ’s

Can I claim the anaesthetist fee from my health fund?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

Dental practices are considered an outpatient facility and therefore do not offer rebates on the anaesthetic. But there is a Medicare rebate that you can claim following your treatment.

Why can’t I drive myself home?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

The medications administered for this style of sedation are likely to make you rather drowsy and can have an amnesia affect. Not a great mix for driving! So for the first 24 hours, while it is still unsafe for you to operate a vehicle or be left alone, we want someone to be able to care for you.

If you don’t have someone available to care for you following sedation, we will not proceed with the treatment until you do. It’s for your safety that we stick to this rule. That’s how we keep them smiles on them dials!

Will I still need to have needles in my mouth with sedation dentistry?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

Good question! Depending on your procedure you may still require local anaesthesia, but this will only be administered once you are asleep.

The reason why we do this is because local aesthetic injections are still important to make sure that you have do not experience pain. Remember, we’re after smiles not tears!

Is it safe to have intravenous sedation at the dentist?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

When administered and supervised by an experienced Specialist Anaesthetist, sedation is both safe and highly effective in the dental setting.

Will I be monitored?Icons/Icon_ArrowDown_48x48_Grey

The anaesthetist will monitor your vital statistics using the latest safety equipment throughout your procedure and in your recovery phase. So you’re never left alone.