Sleep Dentistry, also known as IV Sedation dentistry is a great way for patients to have their dental procedures performed whilst under IV Sedation. Patients are placed into an unaware state by an Anaesthetist, who is assisted by a registered nurse. Sleep Dentistry creates a drowsy and dream-like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your dental procedure.
No, you will be unaware and relaxed during your procedure and be able to respond to requests by your dentist, and unable to feel any pain.
You will not remember any of the procedure. The Anaesthetist and nurse will monitor your sedative state, while your Dentist performs the required dental treatment in the comfort of our well-equipped dental clinic.
General anaesthetic patients sleep through their entire dental procedure unaware of the sight, smell and sounds, easing fear, anxiety and discomfort.
Patients receiving treatment under Sleep Dentistry / intravenous sedation (IV) experience a similar effect, without being asleep.
The service is not available for children 12 years of age and under, and the all patients who receive this treatment must be in good health.
Before undergoing dental treatment, you will need to complete a medical questionnaire and a consultation with the anaesthetist and your Dentist is required to ensure you are medically fit for sedation.
For more information on Sleep Dentistry and to check if your local Pacific Smiles Dental offers IV Sedation contact your nearest clinic.