Sedation Dentistry: what is it?

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Sedation Dentistry (often called sleep dentistry) has changed the way we look at complex or extensive dental work.

Sedation Dentistry in brief

As a patient, you can now experience this type of treatment in comfort. Modern techniques in IV Sedation Dentistry make use of calming and pain relieving medication, or anaesthetic medication, to make you feel relaxed and sleepy throughout your entire procedure. Afterwards, you will have little or no memory of the actual procedure, and you would not have experienced the duration of the procedure. Sedation patients often feel they were either in the chair for only a few minutes, or not at all.
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This type of sedation is deeper and more profound than nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation, and should only be administered by a qualified and endorsed sedation dentist or doctor. At Complete Implant & Sedation Dentistry, our qualified sedationists have safely administered thousands of hours of IV sedation for our patients, including comprehensive monitoring for patient safety, at our fully equipped sedation clinic in Subiaco.
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When is sedation dentistry useful?

You may benefit from sedation dentistry if you are simply scared of the dentist experience. This is a very common phenomenon, and nothing to be concerned about. Patients who went through a sedation dentistry session tell us they felt like they had had a good sleep.
Sedation dentistry allows your dentist at Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry, to plan multiple legs of your treatment journey in as little as one session.
With sedation dentistry you can maximise the treatment performed whilst you sleep, and ideally reduce the amount of visits. If you’re not too keen to spend time in the dentist chair, this is a benefit that adds extra comfort to your treatment journey, saving you valuable time and avoiding unnecessary stress.

Typical examples of sedation dentistry procedures

Sleep dentistry or IV Sedation Dentistry is very useful in the field of implantology and oral surgery. When complex dental work is planned and performed, it is essential to give you the highest possible level of comfort. Sedation dentistry is used for procedures like implant placement, sinus lift, bone graft, wisdom teeth removal, and for a full teeth replacement such as All On 4. For example with All On 4 under sedation, you can have hopelessly diseased teeth removed, and titanium implants installed, all in one comfortable sedation, followed by fitting of permanent new teeth within 1-4 days.

Sedation dentistry is also very useful for standard restorative dental procedures, when the patient is scared of the dentist or prefers to save visits and time by consolidating all their dental treatment into as little as one sleep dentistry visit.

What should I expect?

At Complete Implant and Sedation Dentistry, we will always make sure you can make well informed choices. This is why we take the time to listen to your needs and goals, and then make use a full range of diagnostics to discuss and decide on your treatment in full detail. We will discuss benefits and risks of your various treatment options.

We will assess your medical fitness for sedation, and discuss what pre and post operative instructions you are to follow. For IV sedation you do need to fast for the procedure, and have someone available to drive you home afterwards.

Complete is Perth’s official All On 4 Clinic, and is led by Dr Misagh Habibi. He has a particular passion for complex oral work and implantology, and has performed thousands of hours of safe sedation dentistry and oral surgery. If you want that extra level of comfort for your treatment, speak to our friendly team about exploring sleep dentistry for your upcoming procedure.

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