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Sleep Dentist Templestowe

Do you suffer from sleep apnea or snoring? Our practice in Templestowe provides sleep dentistry services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation about our sleep dentistry options.

Sleep Dentistry

Does the thought of a visit to the dentist cause you anxiety? It’s a common problem, but there’s a simple solution: sleep dentistry. It should not stop you from receiving necessary dental treatment. At King Street Dental, we understand the discomfort associated with dental procedures, and that’s why we offer sleep dentistry as an option for our patients.

Don’t let fear prevent you from receiving necessary dental treatment. Many procedures are able to be completed while you are asleep. Then, after you’ve slept soundly through your dental work, you can simply wake up with a beautiful new smile.

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Sleep Dentistry

When can Sleep Dentistry be Administered?

Many procedures can be administered using sleep dentistry, including multiple fillings, dental implants, root canal therapy, wisdom tooth removal and paediatric dentistry. It is particularly popular for patients who require complex treatments or longer appointments.

If you think you might want or need sleep therapy, but aren’t sure if you would qualify, reach out to our quality team of medical professionals and we can come up with a plan that’s right for you.

The Benefits of Sleep Dentistry

Sleep dentistry offers several benefits to patients, including:

  • Sleeping Through: General anaesthesia patients sleep through their entire dental procedure, unaware of the sight, smell, and sounds, easing fear, anxiety, and discomfort. Patients receiving treatment under intravenous sedation experience a similar effect, without being asleep.
  • Comfort: Patients are relieved of possible discomfort associated with long and complex procedures.
  • Safety: Patients can rest assured that their procedure is being managed with specialized equipment and personnel.
  • Time Effectiveness: Patients can often have several/all necessary dental treatments completed in one session rather than multiple visits to the Dental Centre.

If you’re looking for a sleep dentist in Templestowe, King Street Dental is the right choice. Our team provides the best possible dental care in a comfortable and safe environment.

Who is Sleep Dentistry for?

Sleep dentistry is not only for people who suffer from a phobia or anxiety related to dental treatment. It can also be used for patients who:

  • require multiple or complex procedures
  • have difficulty achieving the desired effects of local anaesthetic even with multiple injections
  • experience a strong gag reflex during dental treatments

Children and adults alike can have most dental procedures performed via sleep dentistry, including fillings, crowns, multiple extractions, removal of wisdom teeth, and implant placements.

If the thought of undergoing dental treatment is holding you back from visiting the Templestowe dentist, sleep dentistry could offer the perfect solution.

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What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry is a great option for people with a fear of going to the dentist. It allows patients to be sedated during treatment, removing any discomfort associated with dental procedures.

Sleep dentistry involves the administration of sedative and pain-relieving drugs through an intravenous (IV) injection to create a state of deep relaxation in patients. The drugs used in sleep dentistry create a state of deep relaxation and leave recipients with little recollection of their time spent in the dentist’s chair.

The sleep dentistry process is always focused on your wellbeing, and after your initial consultation, we refer you to our associated GP to ensure that you are medically fit for sedation. It is an affordable and safe way for you to get the dental treatment you require, without the anxiety or nerves that you may have suffered from in the past.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep dentistry, also known as sedation dentistry, is a technique used to help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during dental procedures. It involves administering sedatives that induce a state of deep relaxation and drowsiness. The patient remains conscious and able to respond to instructions throughout the procedure but will likely have little or no memory of the experience afterward.

Yes, sleep dentistry is generally safe when administered by a qualified and experienced dental professional. Our dentists and anaesthetists at King Street Dental Group have years of experience in administering sleep dentistry and we use advanced monitoring equipment to ensure that your vital signs remain stable during the procedure.

No, you will not feel any pain during the procedure as the sedatives used in sleep dentistry have pain-relieving properties. Our experienced dental professionals at King Street Dental Group will ensure that you receive the correct dosage of sedatives to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

The length of time it takes for the sedatives to wear off will vary depending on the type and amount of sedative used. At King Street Dental Group, we use the latest sedative medications which typically wear off within a few hours. You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your appointment as you may still feel drowsy and disoriented for some time after the procedure.

Sleep dentistry is generally suitable for most people, including those with dental phobias, sensitive teeth, or a strong gag reflex. However, there are some medical conditions that may prevent you from undergoing sleep dentistry. Before undergoing sleep dentistry, our dental professionals at King Street Dental Group will perform a thorough medical evaluation to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Sleep dentistry offers many benefits for patients, including reducing anxiety and discomfort during dental procedures, allowing patients to undergo multiple or complex procedures in a single session, and providing a more comfortable experience overall. It is also a good option for those who are too busy to attend multiple dental appointments or who have difficulty sitting still for extended periods.

Before undergoing sleep dentistry, our dental professionals at King Street Dental Group will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for the procedure. This will typically include avoiding food and drink for a certain period prior to the procedure, arranging for someone to drive you home afterward, and providing a complete medical history to our dental professionals. Following these instructions carefully will help to ensure that the procedure is safe and effective.

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No matter what kind of dental work you need—or even if you just need a consultation to discover the best path of action forward—King Street Dental can help. Call us now on (03) 8842 4506 or contact our friendly team online.
We are always here to answer any questions you may have about sleep dentistry and our other dental services. Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from getting the treatment you need – book your appointment with us today.

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