SLEEP DENTISTRY

SLEEP DENTISTRY

Aria Dental Perth offers various forms of sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry. Whether you need a routine scale and clean, a brand new smile, wisdom teeth extraction or a dental implant, we pride ourselves on instilling a relaxing and comfortable modern environment to ensure you feel at ease and completely comfortable before, during and after procedures. The experiences of our past patients are a testimony to this commitment.

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What Types of Sleep Dentistry are Available?

There are various forms of sleep dentistry / sedation available to facilitate your dental treatment including oral anti-anxiolytic medication, IV sedation or general anaesthetic sedation. Your dental team will discuss the advantages of each option and assist in recommending the most suitable form of sedation for you.

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At Aria Dental we are able to use a variety of sedative medications to relax our patients and allow the dentist to perform the necessary dental treatments. The medications can be administered in a number of ways to make you feel sleepy and relaxed.

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  • With all forms of sedation, you will still receive a local anaesthetic for your treatment. However as you are sedated, you are unlikely to feel any discomfort at all from the injections. Even without sedation, the delivery of a local anaesthetic is now virtually painless and even an anaesthetic cream may be used so that you do not even feel the needle.
  • Lignocaine is the most common local anaesthetic used in dentistry, however there are many others. Local anaesthetics are now much more effective compared to previous anaesthetics as they are combined with other medications to localise the effect and make it work faster and last longer. The anaesthetic usually lasts several hours but wears off over time.

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  • After your treatment you will be taken to our recovery area to be monitored. The time spent in the recovery area will depend on your individual needs, the type of sedation you were administered and the procedure you underwent.
  • Once you have met the criteria for discharge, the nursing staff will provide you with verbal and written post-operative instructions. We advise that a responsible adult be with you during these discussions, as they will also need to accompany you home and to stay with you for the remainder of the day.

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At Aria Dental, we are able to use a variety of sedative medications to relax our patients and allow our dentists to perform the necessary dental treatments. The medications can be administered in a number of ways to make you feel sleepy and relaxed.

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Our dental sedation services are offered and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. In particular and because of our Perth CBD location we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.