Dental anxiety, fear, or phobia is more common than you might think. Whether the fear is of needles, the drills, or the whole dentist experience, – there is an option known as sleep dentistry that can help you relax during your dental visit. Sleep dentistry gives patients a choice of sedative medication to help them to relax, feel comfortable, and experience minimum or virtually no pain during dental treatments. These medications induce either sleep or calmness. Because of the use of sedatives, this form of dentistry is also known as sedation dentistry.
Don’t let your dental fear hold you back, we can help. At Ashton Avenue Dental Practice, our team of experienced and skilled dentists in Claremont are committed to providing you with the highest standard of care possible offering sleep dentistry at an affordable cost. We encourage our patients to share their medical history and other important general health details during the initial consultation to determine their suitability for sleep dentistry. Our expert dentists have provided an extensive range of dental services using sleep dentistry over the years.
Dental anxiety is the phenomenon that causes patients to be afraid of being in the dental chair, visiting the dentist, seeing the dental treatment equipment, or listening to the whirring sound of the dental drill, etc. Sleep dentistry has been used over the years to help anxious patients feel relaxed during a dental procedure. If you or your loved ones are suffering from dental anxiety, this mode of dentistry is the ideal option. Experienced anaesthetists visit our practice to administer sedation, ensuring your dentist can concentrate on providing high quality dental treatment.
Sleep dentistry also helps dentists deliver the best dental treatments and care. Complex dental procedures often require patients to be relaxed and comfortable in the chair. Sleep dentistry offers a fantastic solution for patients with specific needs such as:
We categorise sleep dentistry based on the level of sleep produced and the types of sedation used on patients. Your dentist will decide which level and type of sedation you need, depending on your pain threshold and the type of procedure required.
At Ashton Avenue Dental, we offer two types of sedatives:
Before undergoing sleep dentistry or sedation, our dentist will advise you of your suitability, minor side effects and post-treatment care.