Sleep dentistry and nervous patients

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We are pleased to offer sedation and sleep dentistry in our purpose-built day surgery.

We understand. Some patients battle serious nerves or discomfort when it comes to dentistry, and require a higher level of sedation. At Bond Street Dental, we provide several options:

  • Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  • Intravenous Sedation
  • General Anaesthetic

Nitrous Oxide Sedation – Inhalation sedation (laughing gas)

Also referred to as Relative Analgesia, RA, laughing Gas, Gas & Air, Nitrous, or N2O. Nitrous Oxide sedation, put simply, is a gas that you can safely breathe in. It has no colour, no smell and doesn’t irritate.

Depending on the dose (professionally administered and managed by your dentist), four separate levels of sedation might be experienced.

  • Tingling, especially in the arms and legs, or feelings of vibration/parasthesia
  • Warm sensations
  • Feelings of well-being, euphoria, floating. During heavy sedation hearing may dissolve into a constant electronic-like throbbing
  • At a deeper level again, patients may experience sleepiness, or have difficulty keeping their eyes open and/or speaking.
  • At a deeper level again, sleepiness, difficulty to keep eyes open and/or speak.

Intravenous or Twilight Sedation

A mild dose of general anesthesia, where the patient is not unconscious yet is sedated. The patient is under ‘a twilight state’ where the patient is relaxed and ‘sleepy’ but remains able to follow simple directions by the doctor and is responsive. Generally, twilight anesthesia means the patient retains no memory of the surgery or the time immediately after.

This form of sedation is performed under the medical supervision of our specialist anaesthetist.

General Anesthetic

Under the medical supervision of our specialist anaesthetist, Dr Danny Raiz, a patient is placed in a medically induced coma (as per a hospital surgery), and is unconscious for the duration of the procedure.

Bond Street Clinic has all the equipment you would find in a hospital, available on site to ensure your safety throughout the procedure, and general anaesthetics are supervised at all times by a specialist anaesthetist.

In other words, yes, we cater for nervous patients.

Bond Street Clinic’s purpose built facility allows patients who feel the need to have their chosen dental treatments while under sedation or complete general anaesthetic.

Sleep dentistry can provide a solution for patients who are quite anxious about their dental appointment. Even though our dentists, dental hygienists and oral surgeons will ensure you are comfortable during the procedure, it is not uncommon for patients to experience anxiety. If you experience anxiety about an upcoming appointment, do not hesitate to contact our team of receptionists and notify our clinic. Our aim is to make everyone that walks through our doors as comfortable as possible, so we also cater to those struggling with dental appointment nerves as well as patients who are used to visiting their dentist on a regular basis.

In addition to regular dental services, patients can also come to the Bond Street Dental Clinic to obtain other services that are dental related. A good example of such a service is a snoring solution appointment, where our dentists can create a custom-made mouthguard for patients suffering from snoring or a mild form a sleep apnoea. There are also other services, which includes teeth whitening, bad breath treatments and more. So, if you believe you could benefit from any of these services, feel free to make your appointment at the Bond Street Dental Clinic.

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6 Bond St, South Yarra,
Melbourne VIC 3141

1300 266 378

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