Sleep Dentistry

Sleep Dentistry in Brunswick, Sedation Dentistry

  • Do you have dentophobia?
  • Are you scared of the dentist?
  • Need your wisdom teeth or other teeth extracted
  • Feeling anxious about booking your dental appointment
  • Have a dental emergency and are in need of a dental appointment today?

If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, then you can opt for Sleep Dentistry also known as sedation dentistry offered at Holistic Dental. Whatever phobia or concern is holding you back from sorting out your dental problems, please do call us.

Beat That Fear And Visit Us

Millions of Australians avoid going to the dentist and that is why we take the time to listen and understand our patients’ anxiety issues and help them build confidence and trust. Our dental team has the experience of dealing with anxious and nervous patients, and is able to empathize with them.

Sleep Dentistry Ideal For You If You

  • Have a fear of going to the dentist and are experiencing complex problems
  • Have had a recent bad experience at the dentist’s
  • Have sensitive teeth during routine cleans
  • Want the majority of dental work done in a short time
  • Have difficulty achieving the desired effects of local anesthetic even with multiple injections
  • Have gag reflex
  • Hate needles/injections, noises, smells, or anything associated with dental care
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • Have mental health problems and feel you will benefit from sedation

Types Of Dental Sedation

Inhalation sedation, known as “laughing gas” or nitrous oxide

This is a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen delivered through a Safe Porter system to achieve a mild form of analgesia and sedation. May not be suitable for patients with respiratory disorders.

This option is best for people who dislike needles as this provides a bit of altered consciousness and reduces mild anti-anxiety. It can be used safely for most patients except for those with terminal diseases or respiratory obstructions, severe cold or hay fever.

Oral sedation in the form of anti-anxiety pills or liquid

This is the most common form of sedation used or the majority of the patients. The choice of drug, dosage and timing is decided by our trained sedation dentists. If taken one hour prior to appointment, the oral sedation pill will take effect almost immediately, helping to calm and relax you while your Holistic Dental dentist works on your mouth. The most commonly prescribed drugs are Valium and Xanax.

Best for most patients as standalone mechanism for anxiety or in combination of nitrous oxide, Penthrox or IV sedation. Most dental procedures can be completed with this sedation.

Intravenous Sedation (IV)

This is when the drugs administered into the blood stream through a vein. This method of sleep dentistry is safe as it is controlled and produces a deeper level of anesthesia providing a comfortable experience and minimal level of memory afterwards.

Prior to recommending patients for IV sedation, a through medical interview is conducted by the dentist and the anesthetist to check the patient’s medical fitness for the procedure.

Once your treatment is complete, you may need to spend some time in the recovery room while you regain consciousness. The effects of the medication can remain in the system for 24 hours, and you will need someone to drive you to and from your Holistic Dental Centre, as well as keep an eye on you at home whilst you are recovering.

This option is best for mild phobic patients, those with anxiety issues, and patients with severe gag reflex or when a patient needs major dental work in a single long session.

For more information on Sleep Dentistry and whether it is something you might consider, speak to your Holistic Dental Practitioner.

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Google Reviews

Scott Loft
Scott Loft
05:36 14 Nov 22
I absolutely hate going to the dentist, but the staff and dentist (Louis) were very good and made sure I was as comfortable as possible. Will be going back in future for sure.
Cony Brown
Cony Brown
04:42 26 Jul 22
Louis is very knowledgeable, caring and makes checks and cleansing every 6 mths easy on his patients. He has given me some very useful tips with brushing and flossing with improving results. Admin staff helpful with reschedule and follow up before appointments. Highly recommend.
Advait Joijode
Advait Joijode
05:14 28 Nov 21
Dr Louis is excellent with providing realistic goals to his patients and pinpoints short and long term implications of ignoring dental care. The administration and liaison staff are cheerful and friendly. Highly recommended!
Charles DC
Charles DC
03:09 02 Jul 21
This was our second visit to see Dr Neil Raj. We were very impressed with Dr Raj and his assistant Maxine’s professional manner, friendliness and care that we received in relation to both our current and future dental needs. Dr Neil puts you at ease with his thoroughness and provides practical suggestions for your individual circumstances. He is also very open to any questions and is very reassuring in his treatment plans going forward. The reception staff also offer an excellent service, are friendly and always try their best in accommodating your appointments. We highly recommend this practice. We give it a 5/5 rating!
valentina mozetic
valentina mozetic
06:34 21 Apr 21
Amazing place, run by amazing people!!!My first visit was 2 years ago with Dentist Neil Raj.He changed my prospective of dentistry, my teeth, care of them and my self!He is an amazing dentist, surrounded with an amazing team.They take care, they listen and give you the best solution possible.As their name says, they are doping a holistic approach - not just your teeth, they are treating you as a person!I would recommend to everyone!!!
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