Sleep Dentistry Perth

At Kelmscott Dental, we offer a range of dental sedation options to help put your mind at ease.

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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.

  • Local anaesthesia and numbing gel
  • Oral sedation
  • Sleep dentistry (Intravenous (IV) sedation)
  • General anaesthesia

If you think you could benefit from dental sedation, speak to our friendly team today.

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Local Anaesthesia in Dental

Local anaesthesia 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 be administered in the form of a needle or gel, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to take affect.

If you are receiving a local anaesthetic before treatment, 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.

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Oral Sedation

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.

Got questions about oral sedation, get in touch with our team.

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Sleep Dentistry (IV Sedation)

Sleep dentistry normally refers to intravenous sedation. IV sedation is an effective sedative that allows patients to undergo treatment in a relaxed, sleeping 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 may be an option for patients who require extensive or multiple treatments.

We provide IV sedation at our Armadale dental clinic, where it is administered by a qualified anaesthetist. As it can take up to 24 hours for the effects of IV sedation to completely wear off, you must have someone drive you home after your appointment. Got a question? Get in touch.


General Anaesthesia at Southbank Day Surgery

A common option for surgical treatments such as dental implants or wisdom tooth extractions or for very nervous patients, under general anaesthesia, you remain unconscious for the entire duration of the procedure and only wake up after treatment has been completed.

We can provide general anaesthetic services at Southbank Day Surgery in South Perth, with the help of a qualified anaesthetist.

If you are considering general anaesthesia for your dental treatment, please advise our team when you call us. You’ll need to attend a consultation with the dentist to go through your medical history and confirm your suitability for general anaesthesia prior to the hospital appointment being booked.

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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 contact our friendly team today.

Call (08) 9495 7999, alternatively, email us your enquiry to find out how you can get the care you need.

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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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  • Comprehensive examination
  • 2 check-up x-rays (if required)
  • Full mouth panoramic x-ray (if required)
  • Treatment planning


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(08) 9495 7999
2915 Albany Highway
Kelmscott WA 6111, Australia

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Kelmscott Dental is your local choice for your friendly, family dentist servicing the Kelmscott, Armadale and Gosnells areas as well as surrounding suburbs.


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