Do You…

1. Hate going to the dentist?

2. Suffer from dental phobia or anxiety?

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

Imagine being able to have treatment done without the noise, pain and sensations usually experienced!

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

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

We understand that for many people the idea of having dental treatment in the chair is almost an impossible task. For many, past trauma or simply a fear of needles sees them put off necessary treatment.

At Perth Sleep Dentistry we can help! Our dentists have years of experience in dealing with all different types of patients, including those with dental and health phobias, anxiety, special needs or just those who need extensive or invasive treatment. Our support staff are there to help you at all stages of your treatment, creating a safe, secure and supportive environment for all of our patients.

We offer a full range of sedation options, from light sedation to a full general anaesthetic. So it doesn’t matter if you would just like something to help you relax, such as laughing gas, right through to a full sedation we can assist.

Laughing Gas (Happy Gas)

Laughing Gas (Happy Gas)

One of our first options, especially for kids, when exploring options for nervous or anxious patients is Laughing Gas (Happy Gas).

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)

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

There are some age limits that apply to IV Sedation, which is assessed on a case by case basis. So please feel free to give us a call to discuss

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

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 for patients who have private health insurance with hospital cover. There is a small gap on the anaesthetist, however there is no gap for HBF Health members. Some patients may still have an excess on their cover (usually between $250 to $750) so it is worth checking with your health fund. Beyond this 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

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?

We like to be as transparent as possible about our fees and charges, so click here to find out more about our costs!

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Perth Sleep Dentistry

Call: 08 6118 2616


Map: 2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056

Opening Hours:

Mon: 8am – 5pm

Tue: 8am – 7pm

Wed: 8am – 6pm

Thu: 8am – 5pm

Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8am – 1pm

Sun: Closed


(08) 6118 2616


2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056 (map)