Sleep Dentistry Melbourne and Geelong
Have you ever wished you could sleep through dental treatments?
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Imagine being so deeply relaxed that treatment is over before you know it. Sleep dentistry makes this possible.
” We are the ONLY dental clinic in Melbourne Western Suburbs and in Geelong to offer in-house General Anaesthesia (GA), carry out by specialist anaesthetist, and is CLAIMABLE under Medicare”
You might hear it being called twilight sedation, conscious sedation, intravenous sedation or sedation dentistry. All these terms mean the same thing; that you will be able to receive dental treatment with minimal discomfort. Afterwards you will have no recollection of the procedure.
We are committed to your comfort during your visit at The Point Dental, sleep dentistry allows us to provide the best possible care for you, especially if you suffer from dental anxiety.
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Sleep dentistry may be useful if you experience any of the following issues:
- Dental phobia or anxieties
- A fear of needles or drills
- Bad dental experiences in the past
- Have a strong gag reflex
- If you need multiple procedures that require lengthy appointments
- Have a low pain threshold
- have young children who require extensive treatment or is fearful of the dentist
Experience gentle dental care
At The Point Dental, we understand many patients are fearful about visiting the dentist so we do everything we can to make sure your experience at our clinic will be as pleasant as possible. From the moment you enter our doors you will be welcomed with soothing music before being greeted by our friendly and approachable staff. During treatment we can provide you with headphones to help minimise any noise.
We know dental treatment can be difficult for some people to cope with. During your appointment we will work with you to ensure it proceeds at a pace you are comfortable with. At The Point Dental, you are in control at all times.
Types of sedation techniques
Our practice environment is specially designed to help patients relax. At The Point Dental, we have different techniques to keep patients comfortable during treatment. These include inhalation sedation, IV sedation, or General Anaesthesia for people who don’t want to feel anything during their dental treatment.
Penthrox inhalation sedation
Penthrox inhalation sedation is suitable for patients who are only mildly anxious or nervous and it is extremely safe. Inhalation provides immediate relief from pain and anxiety. We find some patients prefer this method of sedation as it is self-administered; you decide when you need more relief simply by using the inhaler. This can be good for anyone who has a fear of not being in control during treatment as you will still be able to respond to our dental team during the procedure, but you will feel very relaxed. Afterwards you can drive yourself home and can go about your normal day-to-day activities.
Intravenous sedation is when a specialist anaesthetist administers the sedative intravenously. You will be constantly monitored during treatment to ensure you are completely safe at all times. Although you will be able to respond to our dental team, you will not remember much about the treatment once the sedative has worn off. This can be ideal for particularly nervous patients, or for anyone who needs extensive dental treatment. We will be able to carry out much more work during one comfortable and pain-free appointment. After intravenous sedation you will need someone to drive you home.
General Anaesthesia (GA)
The Point Dental is also pleased to offer In-house General Anaesthesia for patients who want to be completely asleep during treatment. In fact, we are the only dental clinic in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and Geelong to provide this wonderful service, which means there is no longer the hassle of going to the hospital, and every dental treatment can be carry out efficiently without discomfort, in an environment that you are already familiar with! The good news is that this service is CLAIMABLE under MEDICARE. This method is completely safe and carried out by our specialist anaesthetist team.
Sleep Dentistry in Geelong
Due to our unique location midway between Geelong and Melbourne CBD in Point Cook, we are easily accessible by car or train from Geelong. We are only 30-40 minutes drive from Geelong!