At Kelmscott Dental, we strive to ensure that your experience is a positive one, which is why we offer a range of sedation dental options for nervous patients so they can receive the dental care they need. It may be a single filling or a surgical procedure, regardless of how complex the treatment, they are always options to help put your mind at ease.

Sleep Dentistry Perth

Feelings of unease and anxiety when visiting the dentist are common. Kelmscott Dental offers a range of professional sedation dentistry services in our Perth clinic to help put your mind at ease during your dental appointments.

  • Local anaesthesia
  • Oral sedation
  • Green whistle
  • Sleep dentistry (IV sedation)
  • General anaesthesia

If you think you could benefit from dental sedation, enquire about it when you book online or call our friendly team on (08) 9495 7999.

Local Anaesthetic Dentistry

Local anaesthetic is commonly used for a wide range of dental treatments, from placing fillings and crowns to dental implants. It is an effective solution for numbing a localised area prior to treatment and preventing pain. Local anaesthetic can take 10 to 15 minutes to take affect and allows you to remain awake throughout treatment.

If you are receiving a local anaesthetic before treatment, you should be able to eat and drink as normal, however it is advised that you avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours before and after treatment. Local anaesthetic can last for several hours after treatment but does not inhibit you from driving and will wear off on its own.

Oral Sedation and the Green Whistle

Oral sedation is usually administered in the form of a tablet or liquid that is taken an hour or so before your upcoming dental treatment.

Prior to your dental treatment, we will assess your medical history to determine whether oral sedation may be suitable for you.

The Green Whistle is an analgesic gas that gets inhaled to relieve acute pain. It is fast-acting and self-administered and so can be used intermittently or continuously. Under this form of sedation it’s recommended you avoid driving for up to 24 hours after use.

Sleep Dentistry (IV Sedation)

Sleep dentistry normally refers to intravenous sedation. IV sedation is an effective sedative that allows patients to undergo dental treatment in a relaxed, semi-conscious state. While in this state, you will likely have little recollection, if any, of your procedure, and may feel like you’ve taken a short nap. IV sedation can be a good option for patients who require extensive or multiple treatments in a single appointment.

We provide IV sedation at our Armadale dental clinic, where it is administered by a qualified practitioner. As it can take up to 24 hours for the effects of the sedatives to completely wear off, you should not drive or operate machinery during this time.

General Anaesthetic at Southbank Day Surgery

A common option for more intensive treatments such as dental implants or wisdom tooth extractions, patients under general anaesthesia remain unconscious for the entire duration of the procedure and only wake up after treatment has been completed. You should avoid driving or operating machinery for up to 48 hours after having general anaesthetic.

We offer general anaesthetic services at Southbank Day Surgery in South Perth, with the help of a qualified anaesthetist. Southbank Day Surgery is also a preferred provider with most major health insurers, helping to minimise your out of pocket costs.

If you require general anaesthesia for your dental treatment, please advise our dentists in advance so that we can organise your treatment to be provided at Southbank Day Surgery. We also require a consultation with one of our dentists to complete an assessment prior to the hospital appointment being booked.

Sedation for Dental Treatments in Perth

For more information about dental sedation at Kelmscott Dental and other ways to help conquer your dental fear, you can call our friendly team on (08) 9495 7999 to find out how you can get the sensitive care you need.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is sleep dentistry?

Sleep or sedation dentistry is the use of sedatives to relax a patient during dental appointments. It typically refers to twilight sedtion or IV sedation which is a sedative administered intravenously. Sedation may be requested to help relieve anxiety and dental phobia or to help with any medical conditions that may prevent someone from receiving dental treatment.

How much does sleep dentistry cost?

The cost of sedation dentistry services in Perth can vary depending on the amount of dental care required, the length of sedation and also the type of sedation used.

Depending on your private health fund and hospital cover and the anesthetist scheduled for your treatment, you could end up paying minimal excess for hospital and anaesthetist costs.

For patients without hospital cover, IV sedation at the practice can also be an affordable cost option using a payment plan. For more information on sleep dentistry pricing at our Perth clinic, contact us today.

Am I suitable for sleep dentistry?

For patients who require extensive dental care or multiple treatments in a single appointment, sedation dentistry may be a suitable option. Sleep dentistry may not be suitable if you have any pre-existing medical conditions, such as asthma or other respiratory issues. Upon visiting Kelmscott Dental, we will comprehensively assess your medical history before recommending the most suitable sedation option for your treatment.


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Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia

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