As advertised on 3AW, Gold 104, SEN and Smooth FM, radio stations.
And as featured in Bite Magazine.
Are you scared of going to the dentist? Do you have a bad gag reflex? Does local anaesthetic often not work? Do you want as much work done in one session as possible? These and many other reasons make you a candidate for sleep dentistry.
Dr Olstein was one of the first dentists in Victoria to utilise sedation dentistry in his surgery. He has been doing so on a regular basis since 2006—he really is the sleep dentistry expert in Melbourne.
What Is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry is the use of medically administered and supervised IV sedation, called ‘Conscious Sedation’, ‘Sedation Dentistry‘ or ‘Twilight Sleep’. It is the most advanced form of dental sedation available. It uses a combination of sedative and pain-relieving drugs to create a deep state of sedation throughout the entire duration of a dental procedure.
When awake you will have NO memory or recollection of the noises, smells, needles or drilling with minimal side effects. In fact, many people wake up from dental sedation as if from a very deep and satisfying sleep.
All of the safety equipment that you would expect in a major hospital will be provided. And, you’ll be supervised at all times by our anaesthetist who is trained in anaesthesia and intensive care and maintains a private practice with a focus on dental sedation. We feel that this is the safest way to have your sedation administered, as it leaves Dr Olstein to concentrate totally on his dentistry while the anaesthetist monitors your sedation. You wouldn’t rely on a surgeon to do his own anaesthetic while doing his surgery, would you? So we feel it’s no different in the dental environment.
One advantage of sedation is that it does not require you to be an inpatient of a hospital. So, you save money and Dr Olstein can complete the procedure in his rooms with access to all his resources.
You’ll be ready to go home after a short recovery period (usually about 20-30 minutes) in the company of another responsible adult that will stay with you for 24 hours.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
For more information on our pain-free procedures, including details on cost, visit Dr George Olstein’s website Sleep Dentistry Australia.