What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry, or sedation dentistry that allows for pain free dentistry, is a dental solution designed for patients who dread going to the dentist. Many people feel afraid or uncomfortable when they are placed in vulnerable positions like the dental chair, and may experience dental anxiety as a result. Sleep dentistry is requires special skills and a highly trained team. This team consists of the sedationist, the sleep dentist (a pain free dentist) who is a very gentle dentist and specially trained nurses.

Who is sleep dentistry for?

Sleep dentistry is an option for patients who fear dental procedures and needles, have difficulty with their gag reflex, have very sensitive teeth, or have difficulty becoming numb from oral injections.

Sleep dentistry offers pain free dentistry and anxiety free dental procedures, as patients are in a deeply relaxed state, though fully responsive. Sleep dentistry also provides an opportunity to perform multiple or lengthy dental procedures in one session, minimising the number of visits a patient has to make and ultimately reducing the build up of anxiety prior to each dental visit. The sleep dentist or the pain free dentist takes care of all the procedural requirements to make sure that you are safe during the sedation. Remember the sleep dentist is trained to be a gentle dentist.