Dental Sedation Perth

At Chelmsford Dental our experienced dentists offer sleep dentistry services to help relax your mind and body before your appointment.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Also known as ‘sleep dentistry’, sedation dentistry involves the administration of sedative medicine to help a patient feel calm and restful during procedures. Although the patient experiences a sleep-like state, they remain conscious.

Sleep Dentistry Experts

Our team at Chelmsford Dental wants you to feel at ease every step of the way. There are three types of sedation to help ease your worries:

  • Oral sedation – Oral sedation is a tablet taken about an hour before an appointment. If you are taking oral sedation, you will be prescribed this prior to your appointment.
  • Inhalation sedation – Inhalation sedation involves breathing in nitrous oxide gas, commonly referred to as ‘happy gas’ or ‘laughing gas’, to decrease sensitivity to pain.
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation – Intravenous sedation, sometimes referred to as ‘sleep dentistry’ or ‘twilight sedation’, involves a sedative being injected into your arm. It quickly leaves the patient feeling drowsy and relaxed.
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Sleep Dentistry Perth

We recommend the use of dental sedation if the following applies to our patient: 

  • Patients are scared of needles or dental drills
  • Patients suffer from high-anxiety
  • Patients who require a lot of work on their teeth

Perth's Experts In Dental Sedation

Minimal sedation, when carefully applied, can help alleviate dental anxiety in kids.

Special Considerations After Sedation Dentistry

Inhalation sedation has no after effects and usually wears off quickly after the appointment. IV and oral sedation will most likely leave you feeling a bit drowsy afterwards.

You will need to be sure someone is arranged to take you home and look after you for several hours afterwards if you receive IV sedation or oral sedation. You will not be able to operate machinery or drive for 24 hours following these types of sedation.

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Learn More About Sedation Dentistry

If you are feeling nervous about getting dental treatment, please contact us today so we can discuss the ways we can help you feel at ease during your procedure or appointment.

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    We use dental sedation anytime a customer requires a dental surgery, or if a patient has any form of anxiety that may affect them during their appointment.

    We recommend, for our patients who require dental care or multiple treatments in a single appointment, sedation dentistry may be a suitable option. Sleep dentistry is not for everyone and could not be suitable if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma or other respiratory issues.

    At Chelmsford Dental 3 different forms of dental sedation, the 3 forms are: 
    • Oral sedation – Tablet Form
    • Inhalation sedation – Gas form 
    • Intravenous (IV) sedation – Injection form