How Does Sleep Dentistry Work?
If you have been putting off much needed dental treatment because of fear or anxiety, Freedom Dental can offer sedation dentistry as an option.
Also known as “sleep” dentistry, this method uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sleep dentistry is an effective option for patients who require multiple procedures in a single visit or for patients who require a particularly complex procedure. It can also a suitable option for patients suffering from dental anxiety or a specific medical condition, so they can experience their treatment in a stress-free, relaxed state of mind.
At Freedom Dental, we offer sleep dentistry in Melbourne for patients who have a fear of going to the dentist, and it may also be appropriate for people who:
- have a low pain threshold;
- can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair;
- have very sensitive teeth;
- have a strong gag reflex; and
- require a large amount of dental work to be completed.
Past dental experience can be deep-seeded and cause anxiety that prevents successful dental treatment. Various sedation options can help to overcome anxiety, along with various techniques for dental procedures. It’s important to note that some medical complications preclude dental techniques and treatment, so speak with your dentist and explain your medical history and past experiences at the dentist to help you decide on the right sedation option for you.
At Freedom Dental, we want your experience to be calm and relaxed. We offer these sleep dentistry options to assist:
Complete sleep experience. We offer this service to suitable patients with bookings made in advance for your dental treatment. You can plan your work/life schedule and have all your treatment done during the procedure. Ideal for those patients with mild to extreme phobias. Patients requiring general anaesthetic will be required to fast for their procedure and have someone drive them home from their appointment.
Some patients have conditions that restrict them from having general anaesthetic administered. This is when IV Sedation can be a good alternative. This procedure is also scheduled in advance and can be used for all aspects of your dental treatment needs.
To find out more about sleep dentistry payment plans, schedule an information session with one of our treatment coordinators.