What is sleep dentistry?
Sleep dentistry is also called IV sedation, or intravenous sedation.
We used medications like midazolam and fentanyl, to induce a state of amnesia, relaxation, loss of anxiety, and provision of complete comfort.
From your perspective you are asleep, but from our perspective you can still obey simple commands, like “open your mouth open please”
What kinds of patients can be treated by sleep dentistry?
Only patients who have no medical history which includes lung or heart or cardiovascular disease, can be treated.
We can only treat people who weigh over 45 kg, and who are over the age of 16.
Only the IV sedationist can assess you as suitable or not for sleep dentistry.
What treatments can be offered for sleep dentistry?
All styles of treatment can be provided by sleep dentistry.
However the most effective treatments are oral surgery procedures, such as wisdom teeth removal or dental implant placement.
Generally the best treatments are those that take approximately less than 30 minutes, though some people may have this extended
What does sleep dentistry cost?
For those who do not have medical insurance, sleep dentistry is a cheaper alternative to general anaesthesia and the associated private hospital costs.
Costs are dependent upon time spent in the chair and in performing your procedure.
There is a basic cost, with every subsequent 15 minute period charged a unit rate.
Call us for a consultation to enquire about your treatment needs, and for full informed financial consent.
What if I am not suitable for sleep dentistry?
We also offer general anaesthesia for those who have medical insurance. General anaesthesia is provided in a private hospital.