Sleep Dentistry

Greenvale Sleep Dentistry

We understand not everyone loves dentistry like we do. Although dentistry has changed over the years, some patients are plagued with fear and anxiety and will often forgo necessary dental treatment which can ultimately affect their overall health.

Greenvale Dental Group can offer our patients the service of sleep dentistry, or otherwise known as “twilight sedation.” Sleep sedation is not Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas, happy gas) but rather, it is a mild dose of general anaesthetic which is administered and monitored throughout treatment. This allows the patient to be in a sedated state but still responsive to directions. Patients will be relaxed and unaware during and after their treatment.

This is a specialised service and requires the assistance of an anaesthetist. This service is not suitable for patients requiring “on-the-spot” dental attention due to the complexity and nature of this procedure.

Dr Soraya Eakins is currently the only practitioner at the practice who will treat patients under sleep sedation. Anaesthetist costs are separate from Greenvale Dental Group fees and will be payable to the anaesthetist at the time of treatment.

What is the process to book an appointment for sleep sedation?

  1. Arrange your initial appointment with Soraya to discuss your dental issues and fees.
  2. Patient is assessed by anaesthetist for suitability. No fees required by the anaesthetist at this stage.
  3. Once suitability is met, a deposit is required to book and confirm the anaesthetist. Deposit is non-refundable.
  4. Treatment date is based on the anaesthetist availability.

How can sleep sedation help me?

  • Patients who are unable to tolerate needles during dental procedures (patient must be able to tolerate a needle in the arm as it required for this procedure);
  • General fear or anxiety about dentistry;
  • Past dental experiences that have been uncomfortable or traumatic;
  • Patients who gag easily (strong gag reflex);
  • Patients who require longer appointments due to the complexity of their dental issues;
  • Patients who require multiple appointments but want to shorten their time at the dentist.

Dental sedation isn’t for everyone. Greenvale Dental Group staff are trained in patient care and can assist to alleviate your dental concerns. Often the fear lies within a perceived idea about dentistry rather than the treatment itself.

Practice Hours
Monday - Friday
9am to 6pm
Saturday
9am to 1pm
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Contact Greenvale Dental Group
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Greenvale Shopping Centre,
1 Greenvale Drive Greenvale VIC 3059
(03) 9333 6854