Kids sedation options explained!

  • Does your child need dental work done, however they are terrified of the dentist?
  • Do they need extensive treatment?

We offer 3 different forms of sedation for kids; Laughing gas, IV Sedation* and general anaesthetic, to try and cater for all situations and budgets

The three options above are all quite different, so below is an explanation of each, however as always if you would like more information please call our friendly staff on 6118 2616

Laughing Gas

  • Laughing gas is a safe and effective sedative gas that is delivered through a small mask placed over the nose
  • The effects only last as long as the mask is on and wear off immediately after. When administered properly there are no major side effects and minimal recovery time. It is safe for use on all kids
  • The patient is completely conscious during this procedure. The gas purely intended to put the patient in a “relaxed” state and to reduce anxiety in some people
  • This is the lowest cost sedation option, being around $76 per 30 min
  • The Child Dental Benefits Schedule can be used, where eligible
Laughing gas for kids in perth

IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)

  • 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 is only available to kids over 5 years old
  • The difference between IV Sedation and treatment under a general anaesthetic is that the patient is not actually “unconscious”, however in a highly relaxed, sleep-like state.
  • The patient will not be aware of what is happening during the procedure nor will they remember anything. They will feel as if no time has passed
  • The Child Dental Benefits Schedule can be used, where eligible, for the dental treatment itself. It will not fund the cost of the IV Sedation though

General Anaesthetic in Hospital

  • Under a general anaesthetic the patient will be unconscious for the entirety of the procedure, in many cases they will intubated to assist with breathing
  • The patient will not be aware of what is happening during the procedure nor will they remember anything. They will feel as if no time has passed
  • There will be NO out-of-pocket cost for the hospital stay or the anaesthetist if you have hospital cover on your private health insurance. Therefore, you will only have a gap on the dental treatment.
  • Child Dental Benefits Schedule will not fund any treatment under a general anaesthetic, this is not our policy but in fact a part of the funding rules handed down by Medicare

Kids Sedation Dentist Perth

We are your affordable kids sedation dentist in Perth. We are one of the only clinics in WA that offer the full range of sleep dentistry options for kids.

Give us a call today on 6118 2616 to discuss the options available

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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)