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With Sleep Dentistry, You Don’t Have to Be Anxious During Dental Treatments

Dental Care of Forrestfield offers sleep dentistry to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their treatment. Sleep dentistry, also called sedation dentistry, is a safe and effective way to reduce anxiety and ensure you receive the care you need. This also allows your dentist to complete more work in one visit, which can be more convenient for you. 

There are different levels of sedation: light, moderate, and deep sedation. Under the lighter level, you will be awake but very relaxed, and the effect will wear off quickly. An example is inhaling nitrous oxide or laughing gas. For moderate sedation, this is normally given as a pill that you take orally. 

For more complex procedures like wisdom tooth removal and jaw surgery, you may be given deep sedation or general anesthesia, putting you to sleep for the duration of the treatment. Both moderate and deep sedation can cause you not to fully remember anything about the procedure when it is over. 

Speak to us now and learn more about the different types of sedation we offer and how they can help you!

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Reasons Why You Need Sleep Dentistry


You Have Dental Anxiety or Fear



The Procedure You Need Is Complex



You Are Pain-sensitive



You Are Resistant to Local Anesthetic



You Have a Small Mouth That Adds Discomfort During a Long Procedure



You Have a Gag Reflex That Interferes with Treatment



You Need Multiple Procedures in One Visit


Why Choose
Dentalcare of Forrestfield

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Experienced and Gentle Dentists, and State-of-the-Art Dental Clinic

Dentalcare of Forrestfield has a team of experienced and gentle dentists committed to providing you with the most favorable outcomes. In addition, we utilize the latest technology and equipment in our state-of-the-art dental clinic, designed for your comfort.

We Accept Popular Payment Plan Options and All Health Fund Providers

Dental procedures can be expensive, but we want to make sure that finances will never be a reason for you to delay or avoid treatment. We accept popular payment plan options and all health fund providers. This way, you can focus on what’s important getting the dental care you need.

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We Offer Sedation Options for Anxious Patients

We know many patients may have dental anxiety, so we offer different sedation types to help you feel more relaxed during your treatment. This also allows us to perform whatever procedure you require efficiently and effectively.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Sleep Dentistry

Some of the benefits of sleep dentistry include reduced anxiety and stress, the ability to complete more complex procedures in one visit, reduced pain and discomfort during treatment and a quicker and more efficient overall experience.

This depends on your preference, the procedure’s complexity and your anxiety level. If you have needle fear or are extremely anxious, your dentist may recommend general anesthesia to put you to sleep throughout the procedure.

Typically, your dentist will give you medication the night before your procedure and another shortly before your treatment to help you relax. They may also instruct you not to drink or eat anything for at least six hours before your treatment if general anesthesia is required. If you are taking any medications, please inform your dentist in advance so they can advise you on any restrictions.

No. You need someone to drive you home after your procedure, regardless of the type of sedation used. If you receive general anesthesia, you cannot drive for at least 24 hours after your treatment.

Yes. Sleep dentistry is safe when performed by a licensed and experienced dentist. They will constantly monitor you during your treatment to ensure your safety.

Health funds do not typically cover the cost of sleep dentistry procedures. However, many dental treatments are partially covered, depending on your level of cover. It is highly recommended that you contact your provider for more information.