Forget your fears of the dentist and get the care you deserve through sleep dentistry, with the team at Siana Dental.At Siana Dental we understand it is common to fear or experience anxiety when thinking about visiting the dentist. Unfortunately this means that many people avoid preventive treatment and allow significant oral health issues to arise. Which leads to more complex or extensive work being required.Thankfully, you don\u2019t have to avoid getting the dental care you need with sleep dentistry at Siana Dental. From simple cleans to complex procedures we provide a range of sedative options to ensure you receive a comfortable experience. Dr Max is one of only three\u00a0AHPRA endorsed conscious sedation practitioners\u00a0in Melbourne. With 20 years\u2019 experience treating over 1300 patients through sleep dentistry you can rest assured that you are in very safe hands. The team at Siana Dental can complete treatment quickly and safely in our practice, saving you time, anxiety and costs.Sedation DentistrySedation dentistry is a safe technique that creates optimum patient comfort. It can be used in varying degrees for a broad range of treatments and is particularly useful for patients who:Experience anxiety as a result of dental treatmentMay have had traumatic dental experiences in the pastHave difficulty feeling pain relief through local anaestheticFear needles and the noises\/smells associated with visiting the dentistHave TMJ issues and can\u2019t open their mouth for long periodsAre undergoing complex or extensive proceduresDon\u2019t have the time for multiple visitsHave a strong gag reflexSedation OptionsTwo of the sedative options available at Siana Dental are Happy Gas and IV sedation.Happy Gas \u2013 a colourless, odourless gas also known as \u2018happy gas\u2019 or \u2018laughing gas\u2019. You breathe it in and after a few minutes will bring on a pleasurable or euphoric state which wears off quickly. You will still be aware of what is going on but feel more relaxed and \u2018dreamy\u2019. You can drive shortly after treatment, once the effects have completely left your system.IV (intravenous) sedation has a similar effect to general anaesthetic without actually being asleep. The patient remains conscious and is able to understand and respond but will experience deep relaxation and won\u2019t feel pain. Often, patients won\u2019t remember the period they were under sedation.The use of sedatives allows complex full mouth treatment to be completed in one visit, as opposed to taking multiple appointments. Consultation with Dr Max and the skilled team at Siana Dental will determine which method is best for you.Dr Max (Mayur) Patel \u2013 The Sleep DentistDr Max is Siana Dental\u2019s\u00a0endorsed conscious sedation practitioner\u00a0with over 20 years\u2019 experience. Through extensive qualifications, vast knowledge and experience he is able to provide excellent care to his patients. He takes particular pride in helping nervous patients become confident and anxiety-free.If you think sleep dentistry might be good for you and would like to learn more, or to book an appointment, please contact us. Our fantastic support team are happy to assist you with any needs or questions that you may have.