At Power Dental Practice we have been carrying out sleep dentistry since 1988, and before that under previous dentist, Dr Peter Crouch. It has always been a part of our practice.
Over the past 20 years we have worked with our GP Anaesthetist, Dr Ronald Jones, on countless cases – both in our rooms and in day surgery facilities.
We schedule regular sessions for sleep dentistry at Power Dental Practice.
Sleep dentistry is where the patient is sedated or under a full general anaesthetic to have their dental work carried out. The vast majority of cases are carried out under sedation in our rooms by Dr Jones, a registered medical practitioner.
A Medicare rebate is available for Dr Jones’ treatment.
Procedures we perform under sedation:
Any procedure which has the potential to be traumatic for the person can be carried out while asleep including:
- Removal of wisdom teeth (this the most common)
- Teeth cleaning
We have also used sleep dentistry to help us provide dental care for some uncooperative special needs patients including:
- Nursing home residents
- Sufferers from dementia and autism
- Similar disorders
Is sleep dentistry for everyone?
The medications are very safe. Recovery is quick and simple with sedation, but it is not suitable for everybody. Among these are:
- Young children
- Those who have some forms of dementia
- Developmental disorders
- Those who have tried sedation alone and not had great success
For these patients we have access to a full general anaesthetic service in our own building in the Waratah Private Hospital’s Day Surgery. We are the only practice with this on-site access in the southern Sydney area.
Contact Us today if sleep dentistry is something you or a family member may be interested in.