Do You…

1. Hate going to the dentist?

2. Suffer from dental phobia/anxiety?

3. Or simply have complex treatment you would prefer done under sedation, such as crowns, fillings or extractions?

At Perth Sleep Dentistry we offer a full range of sleep dentistry options, which include:

  • Penthrox
  • Laughing Gas (Happy Gas)
  • IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry or Twilight Sedation)
  • General Anaesthetic in hospital

Laughing Gas (Happy Gas)

Laughing gas (or happy gas) is one of our first options, especially for kids, when exploring options for nervous or anxious patients.

It has no lasting side effects, it is safe to use on kids and as soon as it is no longer being administered it wears off immediately.

Laughing gas is delivered by a small mask that is fitted over your nose. You are completely conscious during the procedure, and able to respond to requests or directions. It does however make most people feel relaxed and calm during the dental procedure.

It is particularly effective on kids, and is popular due to the lower cost and short term effect of the gas.

Not everyone will find it effective, and we are happy to do a test with nitrous oxide at your consultation appointment to see if we get the desired result.

IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry or Twilight Sedation)

Intravenous Sedation (IV Sedation), also referred to as “Sleep Dentistry”, is a method where a sedative drug is administered via an injection to put you in a sleep-like state.

This method is particularly effective for people with dental phobia or anxiety, or those who need extensive or invasive treatment and would prefer not to be “awake” throughout the procedure

The difference between IV Sedation and treatment under a general anaesthetic is that you are not actually “unconscious”, however you are in a highly relaxed, sleep-like state.

When you “wake up” from the procedure you will feel like no time has passed, you will have no memory of the procedure and will have felt no pain during the procedure, similar to treatment under a general anaesthetic

Some of the benefits of IV Sedation are:

  • Quicker recover time than treatment under a general anaesthetic
  • In most cases you can get all of your dental treatment done in one visit, rather than spread out over days or weeks
  • You will not feel any pain throughout the procedure, not know what is happening at the time or have any memory of it
  • It is cheaper than treatment under a general anaesthetic if you do not have health insurance

General Anaesthetic

For more extensive or invasive treatment we offer treatment under a general anaesthetic in hospital.

There is little restriction on age when treating patients under a general anaesthetic, so we are able to treat kids or adults. We are also able to treat people with special needs, such as physical or intellectual disabilities, and can also admit certain bariatric (obese or morbidly obese) patients who may have been declined dental treatment due to their size (some weight and BMI limits do still apply)

We are able to offer GAP FREE hospital stay and anaesthetist costs for patients who have private health insurance with hospital cover. Some patients may still have an excess on their cover (usually between $250 to $500) so it is worth checking with your health fund. So in this case you will only need to pay a gap on the dental treatment itself, in the same way you would if you had the treatment done in the clinic

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I would like more information!

Our Frequently Asked Questions page will answer some of your burning questions about Perth Sleep Dentistry

Also you can visit our About Us section to find out more information on our Dental Surgeons and Anaesthetist

What does it cost?

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Perth Sleep Dentistry

Call: 08 6118 2616

dentists@perthsleepdentistry.com.au

Map: 2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056

Opening Hours:

Mon: 8am – 5pm

Tue: 8am – 7pm

Wed: 8am – 7pm

Thu: 8am – 7pm

Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8am – 1pm

Sun: 11am – 5pm

 

(08) 6118 2616

reception@perthsleepdentistry.com.au

2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056 (map)