Sleep Dentistry

Sleep dentistry is a medical procedure called Intravenous Sedation (I.V. sedation) that allows patients to be sedated for their treatment.

I.V. sedation is administered by a qualified anaesthetist here at our practice, who will monitor the patient throughout the procedure.

Sleep dentistry ensures our patients are comfortable, relaxed, and pain free during their dental treatment.

Who can benefit from sleep dentistry?

  • Patients who are anxious about dental procedures
  • Patients who dislike having injections in their mouth
  • Patients who become stressed and uncomfortable during procedures

How can sleep dentistry help you?

  • It can reduce the awareness of sights, sounds, and smells.
  • It eliminates the pain of instruments and drilling.
  • It allows you to relax.
  • It allows longer, multiple procedures to take place, saving you additional appointment time.

What treatments can sleep dentistry be used for?

Sleep dentistry can be used for several dental treatments. The main purpose of sleep dentistry is to enable the patient to receive the dental care while feeling relaxed, comfortable, and pain free. 

Relative Analgesia 

Relative Analgesia (or Nitrous Oxide) is an alternative to I.V Sedation. It is administered by a mask through a mixture of Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide gas which allows the patient to feel relaxed, whilst still being concious throughout the procedure. The effects of Nitrous Oxide only last during inhalation and patients can usually drive home within 30 minutes of the procedure. Relative Analgesia is beneficial for patients who are anxious undergoing dental treatment.


Who can benefit from Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry is beneficial for people who:

  • Hate needles in the mouth
  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Hate the noises, smells, tastes and pain of dental treatment
  • Have had traumatic experiences with dentistry in the past
  • Have a strong gag reflex and gag easily
  • Have very sensitive teeth or gums
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • Have jaw problems or have difficulty keeping their mouth open
  • Have complex dental problems or need long sessions or surgery
  • Are busy and wish to have more work done in fewer sessions
  • Find dental treatment tedious, uncomfortable or boring
  • Are fearful or anxious about any aspect of dentistry

New research is also beginning to show that poor dental health may also contribute to other major health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. It is therefore very important that your dental health be improved to optimal standards to enjoy higher levels of general health.

What can Sleep Dentistry do for you?

 Sleep Dentistry eliminates the awareness, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and pain of needles, instruments and drilling. It also eliminates the boredom of long or complex sessions and enables you to relax.

Sleep Dentistry eliminates fears, anxiety and discomfort and makes the dental experience enjoyable.

Sleep dentistry enables busy people to have multiple procedures and long sessions some in a single sitting.

Sleep Dentistry allows your dental procedures to be more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

Sleep Dentistry enables you to receive the dental care you need.