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SLEEP DENTISTRY

Anxious? Gag Reflex? Or Time Poor? Sleep through your dental treatment.

No more dental smells or dreaded noises and have little to no memory of your visit.

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$400 per hour

We are able to offer Sleep Dentistry at $400 per hour as Dr Max is an endorsed sedation dentist.

We do not need to hire an Anaesthetist, we do it all!

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HAPPY GAS

Happy Gas is mild sedative inhaled through the nose.

A light-headed happy state that can cause you to giggle (giving it the nickname laughing gas).

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Sleep and Sedation Dentistry in Hampton, Melbourne VIC

At Siana Dental we take the time to understand your concerns and we genuinely care about you.

 

Many people have dental anxiety and fear of the dentist. This may have stemmed from a previous negative experience, smells of the dentist, the sounds of our equipment, a gag reflex making treatment uncomfortable or just the fact we are in your personal space.

 

Dr Max has a special post graduate training to help people manage and possibly over come their dental anxiety and fear of the dentist.

 

Sleep and Sedation Dentistry induces a deep sleep, the medication puts you in a dream like state so that you are unaware of the treatment, and will not remember it. You will feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire treatment.

 

Imagine you can sleep through your dental treatment with little to no memory!

Benefits of Sleep and Sedation Dentistry

Complex and simple dental treatments can be done in one to two appointments as opposed to multiple appointments, saving you time and money. Sleep and Sedation dentistry can be used for most types of dental procedures.

If you suffer from dental anxiety, fear of the dentist, you are scared of needles, have a gag reflex or do not like the sound of drills, sleep and sedation dentistry will minimise treatment time, and maximise comfort.

A range of Sleep and Sedation options include IV Sedation, Happy Gas and Oral Medication

Dr Max will take the time to listen to you, take the time to help you understand treatments and he will ensure you are comfortable through each dental appointment.

Helps you be more confident about visiting us more frequently.

Dr Max has advanced training in Intravenous Sedation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Implants, Bone grafting, Sinus lifts, Oral Surgery and Invisalign. All of these multi-skills, enable him to be able to look after and be solely responsible for his patients.

 

 “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”

 

Dr Max has more than 23 years of experience and is particularly excited by the skilled provision of “smile makeovers”. He also loves treating nervous/anxious patients and in his words, “converting them into confident, anxiety-free patients, who almost look forward to visiting the dentist.”

Brand new facility designed for our patients’ comfort

Mobile Sedation Clinic, Hampton Vic

Registered day procedure centre for dental sedation

Endorsed Conscious Sedation Dentist

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry is Intravenous (IV) Sedation, also known as twilight dentistry.

 

IV sedation is medications delivered into the bloodstream, therefore it helps you relax/sleep. Sleep Dentistry medications helps to block pain during a medical or dental procedure.

 

Sleep Dentistry allows Dr Max to provide dental care for the many patients who otherwise would not be able to receive necessary treatment. It is a very safe procedure, and brings patient comfort to incomparable levels.

What happens at my first consultation?

Your first appointment with Dr Max will be for a comprehensive examination.

He will spend some time listening and understanding your needs and concerns, and conducting a full evaluation of your dental and oral condition including digital radiographs and photographs.

 

Dr Max will inform you of your treatment options and help you understand them so that you can make fully informed choices.

 

An Anaesthetic assessment can be completed on the same day as your examination or depending on the complexity of your treatment, we may need a second appointment to complete the assessment.

 

After just one (or two) appointments we will be able to schedule your sleep dentistry appointment.

What happens at my Sleep Dentistry appointment?

Most patients sleep or snore through their appointment. The medications have an amnesic affect; you will have little or no memory therefore you wont remember the dental treatment performed. Yes! You won’t be able to remember any sounds of the drill or “the dental smell”. During sleep dentistry, like a light sleep, you are able to vaguely respond to verbal commands, or to a light physical touch.

 

Dr Max, our Registered Nurse and our support staff will be closely and continuously monitor you throughout the procedure. We monitor your blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygenation, carbon dioxide, and your heart function on an ECG monitor throughout the appointment.

How will I feel after Sleep Dentistry?

After IV sedation you will feel very sleepy.

 

Your carer will escort you home however we will ensure you are safe to go home before discharging you. You and your carer (the person taking you home), will receive post-treatment and home care instructions including what you should eat and drink.

 

IV Sedation is a quick recovery. You will be able to resume your everyday activities the following day.

 

You should not drive, operate heavy machinery or sign any important documents for at least 24 hours after the end of your appointment.

Is Sleep Dentistry safe?

Safety is paramount for dentists providing Sleep Dentistry.

 

Dr Max completed training in IV sedation in London in 2002. After moving to Australia, he also completed the Postgraduate Diploma in IV sedation, University of Sydney. Dr Max has been practicing Sleep Dentistry Hampton for over 15 years.

Siana Dental is a registered day procedure centre for sedation dentistry. This enables Siana Dental to be one of only a select few dental practices in Victoria able to provide Sleep Dentistry.

 

Dr Max attends Sydney yearly to update his training and continue his education on Medical Emergencies, CPR and First Aid.

Why do other practices have an anaesthetist perform Sleep Dentistry?

IV Sedation is performed for many medical and dental procedures. In hospitals, it is very common for trained registered nurses to provide IV Sedation.

 

For instance, a dentist, in Australia, to be endorsed as a conscious (IV) sedation and pain relief practitioner they need to complete a rigorous two year postgraduate degree. Additionally, they need to adhere to the strict guidelines and “set-up” their practice accordingly to be a registered day procedure centre for dental sedation (mobile sedation clinic).

 

Many dentists/practices are unable to make such a commitment for many reasonable reasons. Simply put, it is very difficult and demanding to achieve the double qualification required. Therefore, they/you “hire” an anaesthetist to attend the dental practice whilst treatment is being performed. Consequently, it usually involves additional appointments, additional costs and restricted appointment scheduling.

 

Some Dental Practitioners provide ‘happy gas’ or oral sedatives as a substitute to Sleep Dentistry. There is a vast difference between the relaxing quality of happy gas and oral sedatives, to the sedative properties used in genuine Sleep Dentistry!

How much does it cost?

The fee for Sleep Dentistry is $400 per hour.

 

Dr Max is a registered and endorsed conscious sedation dentist and Siana Dental is a registered day procedure centre for dental sedation with the department of health and human services Victoria.

Therefore, we can provide Sleep Dentistry at a economical fee for our patients. We maintain our reputable high standard in accordance to our registration guidelines.

 

Many practices charge a facility fee as well as the anaesthetist fees.

 

At your initial comprehensive examination, Dr Max will provide you with a treatment plan and quote.

Our practice manager can discuss payment options if required.

 

The fee for first consultation ranges from $70 to $400.

For more information please see “What happens at my first consultation?”

Meet Dr Max Patel

Dr Max has over 20 years of experience in dentistry and has undertaken advanced training in Implant Surgery, Intravenous Sedation, Cosmetic Dentistry, Invisalign and Oral Surgery. He can answer any questions you may have regarding our services, or any other oral health issues you may have.

Any Questions? Ask Our Dentist!