Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry Bentleigh East, Bayside, Melbourne

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Sleep dentistry is a service that helps clients with anxiety and dental phobias to relax during dental treatment. On this page, you will learn what it is, how our team at Dental & Skin Clinic incorporates sleep dentistry and how it can provide clients with the best dental experience possible.

Feel free to download our price guide, or complete the enquiry form to organise your sleep dentistry consultation.

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What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry utilises pharmacological agents to help clients relax during a dental procedure. The service is safe as we monitor you every step of the way, and it will help you relax throughout your entire treatment.

It is an answer for many who put off dental treatment due to fears and anxieties and can help you get your oral health back on track.

What is Sleep Dentistry?

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Sleep dentistry utilises pharmacological agents to help clients relax during a dental procedure. The service is safe as we monitor you every step of the way, and it will help you relax throughout your entire treatment.

It is an answer for many who put off dental treatment due to fears and anxieties and can help you get your oral health back on track.

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The results of my makeover are above and beyond anything I could have hoped for- My smile is really amazing while still looking so natural and “me”. Dr Trak is a dental magician! I smile so much more than I used to. And now that my smile is sparkling, we’ll be taking care of my skin. I’m so excited…

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Candidates for Sleep Dentistry

If you suffer from dental anxiety or fear, you are not alone. A survey conducted by Oral-B discovered that about eight in ten Australians suffer from some form of dental anxiety.

Unfortunately, fears such as this can lead to worsening dental problems such as when a simple filling turns into a root canal or gum disease leads to tooth loss.

Sleep dentistry offers clients the ability to manage any dental treatment and is ideal for those with dental phobias. While it is not necessary for a general dental examination or consultation, it can be used in the following situations:

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Calm clients with phobias, anxiety and overall fear of the dentist

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Help clients who fear needles or the sounds of the dentist office
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Provide comfort for clients who have a low pain tolerance
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Help those with extreme gag reflex issues or small mouths
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Administer additional comfort for those who are resistant to local anesthesia or with highly sensitive teeth
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Relax while undergoing complex or lengthy dental procedures
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Help clients endure perceived intensive treatments such as wisdom tooth removal, root canal treatment or multiple fillings
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Have multiple procedures in one visit
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Increased comfort and relaxation during gum disease treatment or scaling
If you experience dental anxiety or fear, let our team know during your examination. Your dentist will discuss your expectations and form a sleep dentistry plan so you enjoy maximum comfort during your treatment.

The Benefits of Sleep Dentistry

The most important benefit of sleep dentistry is to remove the fear of dental procedures so you can take care of your teeth. Avoiding the dentist only allows problems to continue and become larger problems.

But knowing you can relax during any procedure will give you the confidence to move forward and make oral health a priority.

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As the nerve system is calmed thus replacing anxiety with an overall sense of calm. The sedation can calm the spasms that create the gag reflex, which can be a hindrance to both the client and the dentist.

When the client is comfortable and relaxed, the dentist can work much more efficiently so your procedure is over before you know it.

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Which is great news for those with a low threshold for pain or those who are very sensitive. During the procedure, your brain will not register pain and when pain is removed, the fear and anxiety go with it.

We want our clients to have a comfortable experience, so they can return with confidence. This creates a pattern of regular dental visits and early treatment intervention, leading to a lifetime of improved oral health.

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Or the forgetting of the dental treatment. Many dental fears and anxieties stem from past experiences that may have been painful or traumatic, which induced extreme stress.

But being sedated during current dental visits and procedures stops phobias and fears from building, leading to reduced fear of future visits. This healthy pattern is beneficial for most clients from 12 years of age and older.

However, there are some situations in which sleep dentistry is not advisable, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Clients with thyroid or adrenal gland problems
  • Those who take antidepressant medications
  • Clients with certain lung conditions

When you see us for your dental exam, our skilled dentists will do a full health evaluation to determine if sleep dentistry is right for you.

How Dental & Skin Clinic Can Help You

Our team at Dental & Skin Clinic offers IV Sedation to help our clients relax with minimal awareness of the procedure.

When you choose intravenous (IV) sedation, our anesthesiologist will administer an anti-anxiety medication that brings you to a deeply relaxed state that is just above complete sleep.

Some call this the “twilight” stage, which doesn’t affect body functions but allows you to relax and even respond to questions, if necessary.

The following is how we can help our clients through sleep dentistry:

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Overcome dental phobias and fears

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Block pain to stop the cycle of fear
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Adjustable dosage for your individual needs
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Quick recovery time
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Limited side effects
You will be monitored during the treatment to ensure your safety and that you are at the best level of sedation for your needs. When the treatment is completed, you will slowly awake without the discomfort that often comes with general anesthesia.

After Your Dental Procedure

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When you visit us for your treatment with sleep dentistry, you will be monitored during the entire procedure. Once complete, the anesthesia is stopped and you slowly return to your normal, awakened state.

We suggest having someone drive you home as recovery may take a full hour. Somewhat common side effects include the following:

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Short-term dizziness or lightheadedness

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Short term headache

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Amnesia of the dental treatment

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Some clients experience mild nausea

Smile Transformation Packages

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Smile Transformation Packages

We take great pride in providing a bespoke makeover experience. Everyone is different and has their own insecurities. That’s why we customise packages that fit your specific needs and goals.
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Ready to Get Your Oral Health Back on Track?

If you have phobias, fears, or dental anxiety, let us help. Your oral health is important and getting out of the cycle of fear and onto a pattern of health will benefit you now and in the future.

Call today and schedule a dental examination and consultation, and be sure to let our team know that you would like to discuss sleep dentistry. We will address your concerns and work with you to find the ideal solution for your needs.

Ready to Get Your Oral Health Back on Track?

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If you have phobias, fears, or dental anxiety, let us help. Your oral health is important and getting out of the cycle of fear and onto a pattern of health will benefit you now and in the future.

Call today and schedule a dental examination and consultation, and be sure to let our team know that you would like to discuss sleep dentistry. We will address your concerns and work with you to find the ideal solution for your needs.

Sevilla Kornfeld

Dr Rita is not only an incredible dentist but an artist as well! She truly understands how to make people’s smile beautiful. Dr Rita only has her client’s best interests at heart and she really cares. I would recommend everyone in Melbourne to see her because she is a very talented and caring dentist.

Sevilla Kornfeld