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?
How can sleep sedation help me?
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.