Sleep Dentistry, Twilight Sedation, Dental Sedation in Melbourne

For some people having dental treatment can feel stressful and anxiety-provoking. Delaying treatment further leads to long-term, irreversible oral and general health problems that further adds up stress and costs down the track. 

 At DentalCare Carnegie, we understand that you may feel anxious before your treatment. That  is why we have partnered with Dental Sedationist, Dr. Barry Creighton  to offer anxious patients sleep dentistry in Melbourne. 

The Benefits of Sleep Dentistry

⭐ Sleep dentistry, also known as twilight sedation, provides a gentle and safe way to relieve anxiety. We take a team approach and carefully plan your treatment with a dentist, dental sedationist, and registered nurse.  

⭐ Sleep dentistry provides the opportunity for you to have dental treatment in the familiarity of your regular dental clinic in a safe and comfortable way.

Is Sedation Dentistry in Melbourne Safe? 

Receiving anaesthesia and other sedatives has risks, just like any other procedure. However, when performed by an experienced dentist and registered dental sedationist at DentalCare Carnegie, it is considered safe.

There are a few instances where sedation dentistry poses a greater risk of complications, such as if the patient is obese or has obstructive sleep apnea. This is why it is critical to consult with a dentist at DentalCare Carnegie about your health prior to the procedure. 

During your pre-treatment consultation, you should:

· Discuss your medical history (including any medications you are currently taking) to see if you are a good candidate for sleep dentistry.

· Determine the best type of sedation and dosage to suit your needs.

You will be given a form in which you will be informed of the risks. Ensure you thoroughly read it and ask your dentist for clarification on anything you don’t understand.

Types of Sleep Dentistry in Melbourne

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Sedation can improve cooperation and alleviate anxiety or discomfort associated with dental procedures. In this technique, medication is used to ensure your safety and comfort during treatment. It also helps you stay calm around sharp or fast-moving instruments used during treatment to help prevent injury.

General Anaesthesia (GA)

General anaesthesia is the  medical term for an induced state of unconsciousness. In practice, you are unconscious and unable to respond to touch or sound. It is commonly used for complex procedures where you may find it difficult to tolerate the treatment required to restore your oral health.


Dr Barry Creighton - Dental Sedationist

 Our caring team together with our dental anaesthetist Dr Barry Creighton helping a very nervous patient feel completely relaxed and at ease with sleep dentistry. Absolute success 💤🍀 

Frequently Asked Questions

For those who experience anxiety during their dental treatment, sleep dentistry allows patients to go about the procedure while in a deeply relaxed state. Despite still being conscious and able to follow instructions from the dental sedationist and dentist, patients often have no memory of sedation dentistry in Melbourne.

The advantage of sleep dentistry at DentalCare Carnegie is that we employ a mobile dental sedationist who can treat you in the comfort and care of our clinic. No hospital visits are needed.

To determine your suitability for sleep dentistry, our DentalCare Carnegie dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination followed by a treatment plan. If sleep dentistry is required, we will then refer you to our sleep sedationist for further medical consultation with you and plan your appointment.

We charge our usual fees for the dental treatment component under sedation. As we require extra staff and as the room is occupied for much longer during a sedation session compared to treatment without sedation, there is a fee of approximately $500 to $600 that we charge to cover this. Dr. Barry will advise you of his charges for your particular case at your consultation with him.

What Our Patients Say

Diane Carrick
Diane Carrick
Thank you so much to Julie and her Team for looking after me yesterday at such short notice. Great care and wonderful treatment. Already have my next appointment booked with her for follow up work. Extremely happy
satyaki dasgupta
satyaki dasgupta
Very nice and friendly team. All the dentists are excellent in their job and give comfort of the patient utmost priority.
Joe Zhang
Joe Zhang
I can't recommend Dr Jason Ying highly enough! His patience and clear explanations regarding my dental issues were incredibly reassuring. He took the time to ensure I understood my treatment options and developed a comprehensive plan that addressed my concerns. Exceptional care all around!
amanda nicol
amanda nicol
The team at Carnegie Family Dental are professional and caring. Their hours are convenient and there’s a great selection of Dentists to choose from, all of who are excellent!
Our experience with Dr Annie for our toddler's dental visit was fantastic! She was incredibly patient, attentive, and professional throughout the appointment. Couldn't have asked for a better dentist for our little one!
James Patishman
James Patishman
This dental care clinic exhibits exceptional professionalism and a commitment to patient satisfaction. Alex, in particular, demonstrated remarkable diligence and patience in providing dental care. I highly recommend this clinic for its outstanding services.

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