Ryde Dental Care
17 Ryedale Rd, West Ryde NSW 2114
Dr Chad Hazouri
Cosmetic and General Dentistry

Pain Free Dentistry in Sydney

WHAT IS PAIN FREE or SLEEP DENTISTRY?

Sleep Dentistry is the use of medically administered and supervised IV sedation (sometimes called “Twilight Sedation”, “Twilight Sleep” or “Sedation Dentistry”), It is the most advanced form of dental sedation available and uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs administered and supervised by an experienced medical doctor.

It is a modern, safe and highly effective technique for overcoming the fear, anxiety and discomfort that so often accompanies a visit to the dentist, making it a relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Although you may be unaware that it is available, once Sleep Dentistry is experienced you will have an entirely new, positive and relaxed outlook when you next see the dentist.

Sleep Dentistry is used to create a drowsy and dream-like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your dental procedure.

It is safer than a general anaesthetic and does not require hospitalisation. You can have Sleep Dentistry here in the clinic while you sit in the dentist’s chair.

During Sleep Dentistry you are in a very calm and relaxed state and breathing entirely on your own, without assistance or artificial ventilation.

Sleep Dentistry begins even before the dentist gives you the first needles, and is precisely adjusted, tailored and modified to each patient’s individual needs.

When you wake up, you have no memory or recollection of the noises, smells and tastes of the dental work and are unaware of the needles and drilling. There is no pain, no discomfort, and no fear. Sleep Dentistry takes the trauma out of your dentist visit.

You are ready to go home after only a short waking up period. There is no hangover.

Sleep Dentistry is administered by Dr. Bree Belford, an experienced and qualified medical doctor in the field of Medical, Surgical and Dental sedation techniques. He maintains a full-time practice providing sedation exclusively to dental patients. He is by your side the entire time.

Pain free dentistry Sydney

WHAT CAN SLEEP DENTISTRY DO FOR YOU?

  • Sleep Dentistry eliminates the awareness, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and pain of needles, instruments and drilling.
  • Sleep Dentistry eliminates the boredom of long or complex sessions and enables you to relax.
  • Sleep Dentistry eliminates fear, anxiety and discomfort and makes the dental experience enjoyable.
  • Sleep Dentistry enables busy people to have multiple procedures and long sessions done in a single sitting.
  • Sleep Dentistry allows your dental procedures to be more comfortable than you ever thought possible.
  • Sleep Dentistry enables you to receive the dental care you need.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SLEEP DENTISTRY?

  • It is the most advanced and modern sedation technique available, providing comprehensive control of fear, stress and anxiety, with the added benefit of superior pain relief.
  • It is administered and monitored by an experienced medical doctor who maintains a full-time practice utilising dental sedation techniques.
  • It doesn’t require hospitalisation with all the associated inconvenience and extra expenses -the doctor comes to your dentist’s surgery and you go home straight from there.
  • The doctor is able to carefully control the amount of sedation desired and tailor it to your individual needs.
  • It produces a profound state of relaxation and calm. You stay comfortable throughout your dental procedure and come out of sedation gently and naturally, with a relaxed sense of well-being -and no hangover or unpleasant side-effects! Recovery is usually rapid.
  • It saves time -more treatment can be done in a single sitting -complex treatment plans can be completed in fewer sessions.
  • It allows the dentist to work more efficiently. It also allows the doctor to give additional medications when necessary (for example to reduce swelling or treat and prevent infection).
  • It eliminates the boredom and fatigue of long sessions.

WHY DO PEOPLE PUT OFF SEEING THE DENTIST?

Overseas studies suggest that up to 50% of adults delay or avoid seeing their dentist -often for many years ¬mainly due to anxiety, fear or anticipated discomfort. This can lead to advanced tooth and gum problems, reduced function, bad breath, poor cosmetic appearance and unnecessary suffering and pain.

It is established practice to give IV sedation routinely for uncomfortable or invasive medical procedures, such as endoscopy and colonoscopy, to make them comfortable and tolerable.

More recently both dentists and patients are recognising that uncomfortable or unpleasant dental procedures can be made more pleasant and enjoyable when done under sedation as well.

And although anxiety or fear are the main reasons people choose to have sedation, people can also benefit from Sleep Dentistry for a variety of other reasons.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SLEEP DENTISTRY?

Sleep Dentistry is beneficial for people who:

  • Hate needles and shots
  • Have a low pain threshold
  • Have difficulty getting numb
  • Hate the noises, smells, tastes and pain of dental treatment
  • Have had traumatic experiences with dentistry in the past
  • Have a strong or “hair-trigger” gag-reflex (gag easily)
  • Have very sensitive teeth or gums
  • Are afraid or embarrassed about their teeth
  • Have jaw problems or difficulty keeping their mouth open
  • Have complex dental problems or need long sessions or surgery
  • Are busy and wish to have more work done in fewer sessions
  • Find dental treatments tedious, uncomfortable or boring
  • Are fearful and anxious about any aspect of dentistry

Call us for any information regarding pain free dentistry in Sydney

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