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