What is Sleep Dentistry and the Sedation Dentistry Process?
Sleep dentistry, also commonly referred to as twilight sedation or sedation dentistry, is an alternative method of undergoing dental work that involves an advanced form of sedation.
Sleep dentistry has quickly gained popularity as the preferred method of sedation for those who suffer from severe phobias or anxiety when undergoing dental treatment.
Prior to the dental procedure, a small amount of sedatives is delivered intravenously by our highly experienced registered medical anaesthesiologist. The sedatives are used to induce a relaxed but conscious state that ensures a pain-free and comfortable experience at the dentist. Whilst sedated, patients experience muscle relaxation, drowsiness and do not feel any pain while undergoing treatment. The sedation also leaves patients feeling like time has passed fairly quickly and with little to no memory of their dental procedure.
The after-effects of sedation can leave patients feeling disorientated, this is completely normal; however, you will need to arrange for a family member or friend to accompany you home after your dentist appointment. Patients who undergo sleep dentistry at our Perth clinic will also be unable to drive or operate machinery for a minimum of 24 hours.
Sleep and Sedation Dentistry at our Perth Clinic
Here at South Street Dental, we pride ourselves on delivering an unsurpassed level of care to ensure your wellbeing. While sedation dentistry is very safe, we always have an attending anaesthetist to administer the IV drugs and monitor your vitals throughout the entire procedure; so you can rest assured, you are in safe hands when you visit us for your sleep dentistry appointment at our Perth clinic.
Book A Consultation
If you suffer from a phobia or have anxiety around visiting the dentist and need to undergo treatment, sleep or sedation dentistry can help. For more information on sedation dentistry at our Perth clinic, or to book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists, contact us today.