Sedation Dentistry

Sleep dentistry to overcome your fears

What is sedation dentistry?

Sedation dentistry or sleep dentistry is a treatment that allows you to minimise pain and discomfort associated with dental and oral surgery procedures. Patients who chose to use sedation dentistry will do so because they have a low pain threshold, are afraid of needles or are simply scared of the dentist experience as a whole.

Sedation dentistry can also be suitable for patients who have a strong gag reflex, have overly sensitive teeth and gums, or difficulty keeping their mouth open because of a jaw problem.

Sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry can be particularly useful to ensure your comfort when you require several treatments in one session, advanced, lengthy or oral surgical treatments.

Sedation dentistry

Sedation dentistry in more detail

Sedation dentistry is sometimes called intravenous (IV) sedation, conscious or twilight sedation. It uses a combination of calming and pain relieving drugs to make patients feel comfortable and deeply relaxed during dental procedures, or during minor oral surgery.

As a patient you feel you have slept through your procedure, as sedation dentistry enables you to have lengthy or advanced treatments in comfort. The effects of the sedative make you feel as if you have had a relaxing sleep, and you are left with little or no memory of the actual procedure.

Sleep dentistry is used to treat patients who may experience fear or anxiety.

Talk about your concerns

With the availability of sleep dentistry every day at our practice, we have helped countless patients who are concerned, worried or anxious about their dental care.  Being fearful of the dental procedures is nothing to be ashamed of and is actually quite common.  The fear may be linked to previous experiences at the dentist, or with a practice that would now be considered out-dated.

At NewSmile Dental Centre in Perth, our first mission is to discuss your options in a friendly and safe environment, before you even decide about proceeding with your treatment. You will find that our team of friendly, experienced and multi-disciplinary dentists and dental hygienists, will go out of their way to reassure you, and inform you about your options so you can make a well informed decision.

Scared of the dentist

Being scared of the dentist is human and it’s still a very common problem, despite the modern advances in dentistry and dental care techniques. Some people’s fear stems from previous bad experiences in a dental or a medical setting. Or you may have inherited it from your parents’ dental fear, or from a traumatic life experience. Some people simply don’t really know why they appear to be worried. They are just scared of the dentist and avoid visiting one.
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Why NewSmile for Sedation Dentistry?

Unique for Western Australia, we are on-site partners with Complete Implant & Sedation Dentistry. This means we have a fully equipped sedation clinic, 2 fully qualified dental sedationists in-house (full time), a sedation nurse and a (part-time) GP anaesthetist. We have safely performed thousands of hours of sedation dentistry to help patients for years - so you know you are in very experienced and understanding hands. Our sleep dentistry team will not only listen to your concerns, they will also help you choose the best possible approach to obtain good oral health, with a minimal amount of discomfort. Call our friendly receptionists today and book your appointment now.

For any surgical based procedure, please refer to our Disclaimer.

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Subiaco, 116 Churchill Ave
Perth, WA 6008

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