Dentistry is the use of medically administered and supervised
intravenous (“IV”) sedation. It is often
referred to as “Twilight Sleep” or “Twilight
Sedation” or “Conscious Sedation”.
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. It is a modern, safe and highly effective
technique that will make your visit to the dentist a
relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable experience.
Although you may have been unaware that it is available,
once Sleep Dentistry is experienced you will have an
entirely new, positive and relaxed outlook when you
next see the dentist.
It is safer than a general anesthetic and does not require
hospitalization. You can have Sleep Dentistry here at
Chatswood Dental while comfortably resting in the dentist’s
During Sleep Dentistry you are in a very calm and relaxed
state and breathing entirely on your own without assistance
or artificial ventilation.
Sleep Dentistry begins even before the dentist gives
you the first needles and is precisely adjusted, tailored
and modified to each patient’s individual needs.
When you wake up, you have no memory or recollection
of the noises, smells and tastes of the dental work
and are unaware of the needles and the drilling. There
is no pain, no discomfort and no fear. Sleep Dentistry
takes the trauma out of your dental treatment.
You are ready to go home after only a short waking up
period, usually 20-30 minutes, and there is no hangover
nor any other unpleasant side effects.
In our practice, Twilight Sedation for Sleep Dentistry
is administered by Dr. Bree Belford, an experienced
and qualified medical doctor who specialises in dental
sedation and maintains a full-time practice providing
sedation exclusively to dental patients. He is by your
side the entire time.