How does sleep dentistry work?
The expert dentists at Sydney’s CBD Dental can administer a range of sedation options to help our patients enjoy maximum comfort and minimal stress during their visit to our state-of-the-art dental practice.
We also have a qualified anaesthetist to administer moderate to high levels of sedation.
Minimal inhaled sedation
This involves the use of laughing gas; the gas is inhaled through a mask placed over your nose and will help you feel relaxed. The amount of sedation is carefully controlled by your dentist and will wear off quickly once it stops being administered.
This is a safe form of sedation for most patients and you’ll be able to drive home safely following your dental procedure.
With oral sedation, you’ll feel relaxed and free of anxiety, while still remaining awake. Your dentist will customise your oral sedation based on your individual needs.
This form of sedation requires a prescription and is usually taken one hour prior to your procedure.
Our qualified anaesthetist will administer your sedation through an IV drip, enabling the medication to work more quickly and last throughout your procedure.
This method allows the level of sedation to be continually adjusted to ensure your comfort at all times.
Administered through an IV drip by our qualified anaesthetist, deep sedation will involve you being almost or completely unconscious (deeply asleep) during your dental procedure.
While you are under sedation, you cannot be easily awakened until the effects of the anaesthesia have worn off or are reversed by medication.
Please note, for all types of oral and IV sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you home from your dental appointment.
Regardless of which type of sedation is used, a local anaesthetic will still be administered to relieve pain if the procedure could cause any discomfort.