Sleep Dentistry

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(03) 5278 2666

Office Location

124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

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info@norlanedental.com.au

Get comfortable in your dental visit at Norlane Dental Surgery

Dental anxiety is real. Someone who experiences dental anxiety can have a negative response, even just entering a dental office.

If you are someone who hasn’t been to the dentist in a while because you’re too scared to go, there’s good news.

Norlane Dental Surgery can tell you what options are available to help you manage the stress of undergoing dental examinations and procedures.

One option is sleep dentistry, also known as conscious sedation.

Most dental anxiety is caused by a traumatic dental experience. Bad dental experience may not necessarily be physical such as painful needle injections or bad gag reflex.

It can also be psychological such as the feeling of loss of control when lying in the dental chair, feeling worried of being humiliated or judged by the treating dentist, or the feeling of disappointment with past dental work.

Dental anxiety can be amplified by external factors such as noise from the dental equipment or the smell of the dental clinic.

What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry, or deep sedation, is when you are asleep for the dental procedure.

This method is advised for adults who are unable to tolerate dental treatments for psychological or physical reasons.

You will not remember anything about the procedure because you will have been asleep the whole time. An anaesthesiologist can administer deep sedation.

Sleep Dentistry For Children

Going to the dentist can be a traumatic experience for some children, and this is often where an adulthood fear starts.

Sleep dentistry is perfect for children who are not able to remain calm during delicate procedures.

There are two levels of sleep dentistry: Deep Sedation and General Anaesthesia

Deep Sedation

Deep sedation is a drug-induced loss of consciousness during which patients cannot be easily roused but respond purposefully following repeated stimulation.

]The ability to independently keep ventilatory function is often impaired.

Patients may need assistance in maintaining a patent airway, and positive pressure ventilation may be required. Cardiovascular function may be impaired.

General Anaesthesia

General anaesthesia is the anaesthesia level usually advised for children who are very uncooperative with dental treatments.

It is similar to deep sedation for adults but to ensure the safety of children; advanced equipment is used to support their breathing while they are unconscious.

Advantages of Sleep Dentistry

  • A safe and effective way to relieve fear & anxiety when going to the dentist
  • Years of missed dentistry can be made up for in just one visit
  • Sleep soundly through your dental appointment
  • During the procedure, patients have no memory of the sights, sounds, or smells in the dental office
  • Patients can breathe on their own and are not intubated
  • Patients with physical and/or mental disability can be treated
  • Patients with behavioural issues can be treated

Sleep Dentistry at Norlane Dental Surgery

We see, daily, a range of people from those who are slightly anxious to those who are so fearful that even entering the office causes discomfort.

We can offer you the full spectrum of anaesthetic services.

Our staff is keenly aware of the unique needs of our patients, and we do everything we can to make our patients as comfortable and as relaxed as possible.

We listen to what you tell us your needs are and this, we believe, goes a long way to make you more comfortable.

For more information about our sleep dentistry services in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I feel anything during the treatment?

Most of the time, patients do not feel anything. There is minimal discomfort, and at the end of the appointment, many patients feel relaxed and comfortable with almost no memory of the procedure.

What should I do after being sedated?

Have someone to drive you home from your appointment. Take it easy at home for a few hours, ideally with someone there to look after you.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

Just like any dental procedure, there can be risks, but overall, sedation dentistry is adequately safe. First of all, you should go to your trusted dentist. He/she will then perform a full dental evaluation, which involves reviewing your medical history and whether or not you’re a qualified candidate and help you choose the best type of sedation for your needs and comfort. Finally, your dentist will monitor you closely while you are under sedation.

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CONTACT INFO

Norlane Dental Surgery

Address: 124 Sparks Rd, Norlane, VIC 3214

Phone: (03) 5278 2666

Email: info@norlanedental.com.au

OPENING HOURS

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Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample free car parking onsite

LOCATION

Norlane Dental Surgery is located in Geelong near North Shore only minutes away from North Shore Football Club, Northern Bay College and Water World