Sleep Dentistry

Are you delaying the treatment you need because you “hate the dentist”? If you fear needles, have a strong gag reflex or are overwhelmed by the thought of long and repeated visits to the dentist, Sleep Dentistry may be for you. At Dental Sense, we understand that a trip to the Dentist can evoke fear and anxiety for many people.  Our team can offer various levels of sedation to help relieve your anxiety and ensure a pleasant and pain-free experience.

Penthrox

Also known as “the whistle”, this inhaler device provides immediate relief from pain and anxiety during treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide allows you to remain alert and responsive while experiencing a deeply pleasurable feeling during treatment. Nitrous oxide is very safe and because it is eliminated from the body within 3-5 minutes, you can safely drive home without an escort.

IV Sedation

IV sedation allows you to feel as if you are having a relaxing sleep, leaving you with little memory of the dental procedure. Once the IV medication is administered you will be monitored closely and will become unaware of the sights, smells and sounds around you. You will need to arrange to have someone transport you to and from the appointment.

General Anaesthetic

A General Anaesthetic is provided by a specialist Anaesthetist and trained nurses in a hospital setting. This may be recommended for extensive or complex dental procedures.
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