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Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry Dentist South

Some people are so frightened of the dentist that they avoid dental treatment altogether. Today’s dentists are sympathetic and can recognize that some patients experience real anxiety. New techniques and approaches are developed to help Modern dentistry is very customer focused and as such, a range of sedation and relaxation techniques have been developed to help anxious patients overcome their fears.

What is sedation?

An effective way to treat the most nervous of patients is via intravenous sedation (injection).

The drugs have a relaxing and calming effect but don’t prevent communication between dentist and patient so treatment can still be carried out easily.

Weight, age and medical condition must be assessed before suitability for this kind of sedation are determined but this would all be discussed during the consultation with the dentist.

Usually, the patient would need to be referred to a specialist clinic for this treatment.

How will IV sedation in the surgery affect me?

Whilst IV sedation will make you drowsy and unaware of the treatment you are undergoing, you will remain lucid enough to communicate and cooperate with the dental team.

The effects of the sedative will take time to wear off and you won’t be able to drink alcohol, drive or work machinery during this time so it is important that someone can help you home after treatment and keep a careful eye on you for some time afterwards.

Your Wantirna South dentist will tell you how long it will be before the drugs are completely clear from your body.

Who can have dental sedation?

Intravenous dental sedation is provided principally for patients aged from 12-70 years old, who are in good health.

Elite Smiles can organise a Dental Sedation specialist to come and perform sedation whilst doing the dental procedure at our clinic so you don’t have the extra stress of attending a hospital.

Sleep Dentistry in Wantirna South

If you would like to know more about this special service, please give us a call and have a chat with Elite Smiles Team for more information.

Sleep Dentistry in Wantirna South

Contact us on (03) 9800 2338 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 287 Stud Road in Wantirna South.

Elite Smiles Wantirna South Dentist

At Elite Smiles Wantirna, we are dedicated to help you and your family in maintaining your overall dental health and improve the quality of your life. Our dental clinic has been around for 32 years, serving patients from Wantirna South, Burwood, East Ringwood, Knox City, Boronia, Bayswater, Rowville, Ferntree Gully, and Scoresby.

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