Do You Hate Going To The Dentist?

Are you delaying the treatment you need because you “hate the dentist”? If you fear needles, have a strong gag reflex or are overwhelmed by the thought of long and repeated visits to the dentist, Sleep Dentistry may be for you.

At Dental Sense, we understand that a trip to the Dentist can evoke fear and anxiety for many people.  Our team can offer various levels of sedation to help relieve your anxiety and ensure a pleasant and pain-free experience.

Dental Sense is one of the only clinics in Perth that offer the full range of Sleep Dentistry options. We can four different types of “Sleep Dentistry” or sedation:

  • Penthrox
  • Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
  • IV Sedation (Sleep Dentistry)
  • General Anaesthetic at St John of God Midland


Also known as “the whistle”, this inhaler device provides immediate relief from pain and anxiety during treatment.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide allows you to remain alert and responsive while experiencing a deeply pleasurable feeling during treatment. Nitrous oxide is very safe and because it is eliminated from the body within 3-5 minutes, you can safely drive home without an escort.

Laughing gas is great for young kids, as it has little to no side-effects and wears off immediately

IV Sedation

IV sedation allows you to feel as if you are having a relaxing sleep, leaving you with little memory of the dental procedure. Once the IV medication is administered you will be monitored closely and will become unaware of the sights, smells and sounds around you. You will need to arrange to have someone transport you to and from the appointment.

As we use a specialist medical anaesthetist to perform our IV Sedation a Medicare rebate is able to be claimed.

We have regular IV Sedation sessions, with Dental Sense being one of the main providers of Sleep Dentistry in Perth.

What does IV Sedation cost?
The cost is based on the overall treatment time. The table below shows the costs, including the Medicare rebate:

Sleep dentistry perth
The Medicare rebate is subject to change and can depend on your personal circumstances. The above is the maximum rebate for IV Sedation

General Anaesthetic

A General Anaesthetic is provided by a specialist Anaesthetist and trained nurses in a hospital setting. This may be recommended for extensive, invasive or complex dental procedures, such as the removal of wisdom teeth.

Dr Nicole Hocek, our principal dentist, is credentialed to operate out of St John of God Midland, and has a regular theatre list there. Nicole has years of experience treating patients under a general anaesthetic, previously operating out of Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital. Nicole is still currently credentialed at Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital.

We are able to do almost all procedures under a general anaesthetic

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Dental Sense Midland

Call: 08 9250 8844


Map: 2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056

Opening Hours:

Mon: 8am – 5pm

Tue: 8am – 7pm

Wed: 8am – 7pm

Thu: 8am – 7pm

Fri: 8am – 5pm

Sat: 8am – 1pm

Sun: 11am – 5pm


(08) 9250 8844

2 Mellar Ct, Midland WA 6056 (map)