Sleep Dentistry in Melbourne
Sleep Dentistry is the use of medically administered and supervised intravenous ("IV") sedation and is often referred to as "Conscious Sedation" or "Twilight Sleep".
It is the most advanced form of dental sedation available and uses a combination of sedative and pain relieving drugs to create a drowsy and dream like state of deep, calming relaxation for the entire duration of your dental procedure. When you wake up you will have no memory or recollection of the noises, smells needles or drilling and usually there is no unpleasant side effects, in fact you feel like you have woken from a very satisfying sleep. No pain, no discomfort and no fear.
All of the safety equipment that you would expect in a major hospital will be provided to ensure your safety throughout the procedure and supervised at all times by the anaesthetist.The advantage of sedation is that it does not require you to be an inpatient of a hospital, which allows your procedure to be done in Dr.Olstein's surgery, offering him access to all his resources and thus making your treatment so much more efficient.
You'll be ready to go home after a short recovery period in the company of another responsible adult who is prepared to stay with you for 24 hours. You are usually ready to go home after 20 to 30 minutes. In our practice, sleep dentistry is administered by an experienced specialist anaesthetist. He specialises in dental sedation and maintains a practice providing sedation to dental patients as well as many other forms of complex surgery. He is by your side the entire time