Your child\u2019s oral health is extremely important, however, many parents know the dread that accompanies dental appointments.For many parents, the thought of their child\u2019s dental appointment is just as daunting for them as it is for the child. If your child is prone to tears and anxiety attacks come dental visit time, booking an appointment with us may be a whole new experience for your family. Siana Dental understands these fears and anxieties children harvest toward dental visits, and aim to subdue these fears.Benefits of seeing Dr Max for your child\u2019s sleep dentistry appointmentAnxiety free treatmentsSafeNo side effectsNapping through their appointment (no tears during the appointment)20 years of experienceAHPRA endorsed conscious sedation practitionerIn an effort to make dental appointments more comfortable for your child and yourself, Siana Dental offers Happy Gas to help ease your child into their dental appointment. Our sedation options can be incorporated into any treatment, from simple cleans to more complex procedures. Dr Max is one of only three AHPRA endorsed conscious sedation practitioners in Melbourne, with 20 years\u2019 worth of sleep dentistry experience under his belt. During this time Dr Max has treated over 1,500 patients, so you can be assured your child is in safe hands throughout their whole procedure.How can sleep dentistry improve our experience?Sedation dentistry aims to provide our patients with optimum comfort throughout the procedure. Sedation can be used in varying degrees depending on how severe the patient\u2019s anxieties are, and may help with the following:Reducing anxieties resulting from past dental treatmentsPatients that experience difficulty benefitting from local anaestheticReduction in the fear of needlesReduced anxiety triggered by the noises\/smells of the dentistPatients with difficulties opening their mouths for a long period of timePatients undergoing complex or extensive proceduresPatients who don\u2019t have time for multiple visitsReducing gag reflexesSleep or sedation dentistry is not necessarily a permanent measure, you may find that after a few pleasant experiences regarding dental visits that your child is a lot more relaxed and settled regarding their appointments.Two types of sedation are available, and both of these will be discussed at you appointment.Happy GasHappy Gas sedation is a completely safe option for your child. After just a few minutes of breathing in the gas your child will be transitioned to a pleasurable or euphoric state. This will wear off quickly post treatment with the aid of pure oxygen delivered through the nose piece. Happy Gas is known to make patients feel sleepy and relaxed. The patient may also feel light-headed and \u201chappy\u201d or experience a case of the giggles.Post-treatment some children have even recited funny daydreams they experienced during their treatment. Many anxieties surrounding trips to the dentist are created from a prior negative experience. The concept behind sedation dentistry is that it lulls the patient into a sense of security and calmness. After a couple of positive dental visits, you may find your child has an entirely different perception of their check-ups and treatments, and may not even need the aid of Happy Gas to help them relax.Children\u2019s sleep dentistry MelbourneIf your child suffers from a phobia of the dentist, contact Siana Dental to discuss your options with our friendly reception team.