Sedation Dentistry Melbourne

Afraid of the dentist? Worried or even frightened about the possible discomfort of a procedure? Dental Sedation and Sleep Dentistry may be the solution.

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Whilst we always strive to ensure every visit to CLDC will be calm and cause as little anxiety as possible, we understand that for some people, a visit to the dentist and the thought of procedures alone can be a source of distress and fear, or even a phobic response.

We want to be able to provide quality treatment outcomes for every patient, and for that reason, we offer Sedation Dentistry at our practice, to ensure each patient can proceed promptly with treatment without the associated fear, anxiety or dental phobia.

What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation Dentistry is a branch of dentistry designed to help patients relax and feel more comfortable during dental procedures. This is made possible by the use of a type of anaesthetic called intravenous sedation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of Sedation is available?

Our practice has access to IV Conscious Sedation, an intravenous sedation method also known as “twilight” anaesthesia, provided by a specially trained practitioner. Sedation Dentistry, also called ‘sleep dentistry’, removes the fear and anxiety during the treatment, and also provides analgesic relief from pain and discomfort. Patients will experience drowsiness and may even sleep lightly through the procedure. In most cases, you will have no memory of the treatment.

This sedation is provided at CLDC from within our surgery, so unlike going under ‘general anaesthetic’, there is no need to go into hospital for a procedure.

What are the Benefits of Sleep Dentistry?

✓ Alleviates Anxiety and Fear

Sedation dentistry removes dental anxiety and fear, allowing patients to feel more relaxed and comfortable during dental procedures. It can make the dental experience less stressful and traumatic, enabling patients to receive the necessary treatment they might otherwise avoid.

✓ Reduced Pain & Increased Comfort

Sedation techniques provide pain relief and promote relaxation, making dental procedures more comfortable for patients. It can reduce sensitivity, gag reflex, and discomfort associated with specific treatments.

✓ Memory Suppression

With Sleep Dentistry, the IV sedation can induce a partial or complete memory loss of the dental procedure. This can be particularly beneficial for patients who may have had negative or traumatic past dental experiences and want to avoid recalling them.

✓ Pain Management

Sedation dentistry often includes the administration of local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated, ensuring minimal discomfort or pain during the procedure. This can particularly benefit individuals with a low pain threshold or sensitivity.

✓ Can Undergo Multiple Procedures in Just One Visit

Sedation dentistry allows dentists to perform multiple procedures in a single visit, as patients are more likely to remain relaxed and cooperative during extended treatment sessions.

✓ Affordability

Intravenous sedation is a lot less expensive than general anaesthesia.

Who are the Ideal Candidates for Sleep Dentistry?

Many patients can benefit from sleep dentistry including:

✓ Patients Who Experience Anxiety or ‘Dental Phobia’

Patients who suffer from even the most extreme anxiety and fear who say they want‘no needle or dentist near me” can be helped with sleep dentistry.Sedation Dentistry can help alleviate anxiety and fear associated with dental procedures, allowing these patients to receive necessary treatment in a more relaxed and comfortable state.

✓ Patients With a Strong Gag Reflex

Sleep dentistry can help suppress the reflex making dental procedures easier to perform.

✓ Patients Who Require Multiple or Complex Dental Treatments

Sleep dentistry is particularly suitable for individuals who need multiple or lengthy dental procedures, such as dental implants, wisdom tooth removal, or full mouth reconstructions. It enables them to undergo these treatments more relaxed and efficiently.

✓ Patients Who Have Experienced Difficulties with Local Anaesthesia

For some patients who have difficulty becoming numb with local anaesthesia, sleep dentistry can provide an alternative option. Sleep dentistry ensures they remain comfortable and pain-free during dental procedures.

Is it safe? Are there side effects?

Whilst it is rare to experience side effects from sedation, in some cases patients have reported slight nausea, drowsiness, swelling and bruising at the injection site.

Like all medical procedures, there is always a possible risk of complication and reaction to sedation drugs. All equipment and reversal drugs required in the very rare case of an emergency are on hand to manage any such scenario. This will be discussed with our sedation professional during consultation, in which the sedation provider can address any of your concerns.

Am I Suitable for Dental Intravenous Sedation?

Usually if you are aged between 12 – 70 and in good health, you should be a viable candidate for dental sedation. Your selection and suitability for sedation will need to be assessed and approved by our sedation provider prior to your treatment.

Which procedures can I be sedated for?

Usually the more invasive and lengthy procedures may merit from sedation dentistry. Treatments such as implants, advanced oral rehabilitation and oral surgery may find sedation highly beneficial to patient comfort and peace of mind.

Here are Some Standard Dental Procedures that can be Performed using Sedation Dentistry

✓ Wisdom tooth extraction

✓ Dental implant placement

✓ Complex dental surgeries

✓ Full mouth reconstruction

✓ Multiple extractions

What costs are involved?

Sedation Dentistryand IV Sedation Is provided by a fully qualified professional during your treatment. As they provide an independent service in conjunction with CLDC, a billed consultation with the sedation provider is necessary to assess suitability. Sedation costs will vary depending on the length of your treatment and the number of hours requiring sedation. Facility fees and medication costs may also be applicable.

If you are looking for sleep dentists in the Melbourne area, or If you would like to know more about dental sedation, please contact us on (03) 95002084 and we can answer your questions. We can also provide the contact details of our sedation provider for more specific enquiries.

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Exceeding Expectations is Our Goal

We strive for every patient at our centre to have a 5-star experience. Our patients are like family to us and we believe that reflects in the feedback we receive.

 

Tony Kounoupis
Tony K.
02:52 12 Feb 24
I was absolutely enamored at the result I achieved with my Invisalign treatment, so very happy that I can finally smile, no longer being self-conscious about my misaligned teeth. Dr King’s attention to detail is second to none. Thank you so much for everything. xx :-)
Chris Luck
Chris L.
00:59 09 Feb 24
These guys are simply the best dentists I have ever used. Having just landed from a long haul flight with a bit of a dental crisis, they had me come straight in and gave me a 10/10 experience - expert dental work, outstanding customer care and great local tips on what to see and do as well. I can’t fault them and would recommend them in a heartbeat
Emma
Emma
23:43 04 Dec 23
I have never written a more deserving review. I went to Dr Yvonne King after a lengthy search for a reputable dentist in Melbourne. I wanted to get ill fitting composite veneers (applied at a different dentist) fixed. Dr. King didn't just fix the veneers, she removed them and restored my natural teeth to something I can barely recognise as my own they are so beautiful. To have a dentist give me advice on all my options including restoration of my natural teeth, not just more expensive veneers is rare & priceless & I'm extremely grateful. The team at the clinic are all as lovely as each other, welcoming, professional and so kind as I cried from happiness in their reception area! I have high standards & don't give reviews easily - there aren't enough stars to give for my experience with CLDC. Thank you Dr. Yvonne King & Team!read more
Andra Dragoi
Andra D.
23:07 04 Nov 23
I had my 1st consultation with Dr Yvonne back in 2019 for porcelain veneers. Unfortunately i wasn't ready to go ahead with it due to my life circumstances at that particular time but I knew that when I was to decide,I would only go back to CLDC. I got my determination back this year and I certainly only regret not doing it earlier! It was such a smooth journey to my brand new teeth that gave me not only a brand new smile,but a brand new life with a highly improved self-esteem,confidence.I can smile now without holding back.So many people around me notice my amazing new smile and they all tell me how natural they look and how well they match my face. The entire team at CLDC is amazing, from the front desk, to Deb who always goes above and beyond to organise your new smile journey, to ofcourse dr Yvonne,all the dentists(special thanks to dr Tran and dr Daniel), ,hygienists,assistants.Such a friendly environment and I always look forward to my appointments.I highly recommend CLDC to everyone and I am so lucky having the most amazing smile now! Thank you!read more
Georgina Gascoigne
Georgina G.
21:48 02 Nov 23
I was happy with my braces/invisalign experience but they way they looked after my young child was A+++++, the detail, care, thoughtfulness, experience and flexibility.
Grace Egan
Grace E.
02:33 24 Oct 23
I could not recommend CLDC enough!!! They are the most professional, talented dentist I have been to. The genuine care they treat you with every visit, as well as making sure you are in love with your end result is amazing.I have recommended 3 family members to CLDC who have now fallen in love with their smile as well.5 stars isn’t enough, they are amazing!
Amal Yazji
Amal Y.
01:44 07 Sep 23
I recently had the privilege of being a patient of Dr. Yvonne King and her incredible team.From the moment I walked into Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry Centre, I was welcomed with warm smiles and genuine empathy. Dr. Yvonne and her team immediately put me at ease with their professionalism and friendly demeanour.Dr Yvonne took the time to listen to my concerns and provided me with a personalised treatment plan that addressed all of my dental needs.The results of her work have been nothing short of life-changing for me.Dr Yvonne, thank you so much for transforming my smile. Extraordinary and exceptional professional cosmetic dental work. You are Australia’s best cosmetic dentist!!read more
Yvonne Blumeris
Yvonne B.
02:32 23 Aug 23
I was faced with a dental emergency over the weekend. I cannot speak highly enough of Dr King, Deb and staff. They truly went out of their way to help. The service at CLDC is always excellent, but I did not expect such prompt, efficient service with a smile out of normal hours. Thank you so much.
Cameron McPherson
Cameron M.
04:01 17 Aug 23
A brilliant experience with strong communication at every stage and most importantly a great outcome.
Eve Chapman
Eve C.
02:28 05 Aug 23
Always a pleasure to go to this place, admin staff friendly and helpful, dentist Daniel never fails to entertain, also explaining what he is doing to make you feel very comfortable. So impressed with the high calibre of all the staff and perfection in all procedures performed.
Patricia Bentley
Patricia B.
12:10 02 Aug 23
Dr Yvonne King and all at CLD are exceptional dental practitioners. They are at the top of their profession and service. Expect a flawless, authentic looking smile, sincere and caring service and an overtly positive experience. Don’t bother looking elsewhere, CLD IS simply amazing and Dr King creates Smile artisty!
Peter Allen
Peter A.
04:21 27 Jul 23
From my first consultation right through to the dental process and follow up, CLDC was the most friendly and professional experience. The results went way beyond my expectations for a better smile and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Troy Wajsman
Troy W.
01:39 27 Jul 23
Smooth, quick and friendly staff. Excellent customer experience 😀
Lea Larsen
Lea L.
07:35 25 Jul 23
Having undergone general and cosmetic dentistry I can wholeheartedly say it has always been a very pleasant experience…reception staff are so welcoming and accommodating with appointments. The dental staff are caring and professional, explaining all procedures, patients comfort is paramount.
Mark Liebach
Mark L.
05:50 23 Jul 23
I've been going to CLDC for over 10 years now. Yvonne is an absolute superstar when it comes to cosmetic dentistry and only employs the best. My current dentist, Daniel, is a very talented and passionate dentist who knows what he's doing and does it extremely well. Also, the rest of the team including Tony are super professional and take care of their clients very well. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Cassie Stewart
Cassie S.
22:28 22 Jul 23
All the staff and dentists I have encountered have been nothing but friendly and so helpful! You may pay a little more here but you pay for service and quality!
Rida Hossain
Rida H.
04:08 20 Jul 23
Fantastic care provided by the entire team here. Highly recommend CLDC for all your dental needs.
Stephanie Brewty
Stephanie B.
03:53 19 Jul 23
Being a new client at CLDC, I was so pleasantly surprised with the level of service provided. The staff exceeded my expectations, giving me the teeth of my dreams and amazing customer service to go with it. Could not recommend their services enough and so glad to have found such a good clinic for me.
Geoffrey Drucker
Geoffrey D.
03:17 17 Jul 23
I’m thrilled with the results and service from the entire team at CLDC.
Jason K
Jason K
16:44 05 Jul 23
Dr Daniel is definitely one of the best dentists if not the best I’ve ever seen, highly recommended! Yen also does a very nice job with the clean.
fordy simon
fordy S.
11:33 25 May 23
I have been coming to CLDC for over 15 years and every visit has been a positive experience.I have just finished my clear aligner straightening treatment and the results are amazing. All the staff, from reception right through to the back of house, treated me like l was the most important person they were dealing with that day!Reception staff always greeted me like a good friend catching up for coffee.I highly recommend this clinic, very professional and extremely caring.It's strange to say that I look forward to my dental appointments!read more
Fawzan El-Nabi
Fawzan E.
02:29 10 Mar 23
Devoted and friendly bunch who always make you feel like coming back for another visit :)
Eileen Wynd
Eileen W.
03:03 04 Mar 23
Very friendly and professional staff. Highly recommend this dental clinic!
Briarley Omar
Briarley O.
00:29 03 Mar 23
Amazing staff! Reception deserves a massive shout out as they are always willing to move mountains, when life gets in the way. I have had the best and most professional treatment from both Dr Maydelman and Dr King. Who have completely changed my smile and confidence! I appreciate you all so very much and can't wait until my next appointment! ❤️ 😁
Yvette Huntington
Yvette H.
01:33 02 Mar 23
Amazing job by a wonderful group of friendly, caring human beings.They are all about giving a positive experience and make sure you don’t feel any pain and the results are perfect. It’s a very warm and happy environment and I would recommend to anyone to visit them as they make you feel like you’re part of the club.
Courtney French
Courtney F.
01:34 20 Feb 23
Professionalism, expertise and a personalised approach. The staff at CLD are with you every step in the process, providing an exceptional service utilising the most up to date technology and methods. The result the most incredible smile that has been truly life changing.
Elizabeth Ivkovic
Elizabeth I.
04:59 17 Feb 23
A massive thank you to everyone at CLDC!! I recently completed my clear aligner straitening treatment and I couldn’t be happier with my experience, treatment & results. Staff are so lovely, very understanding, patient and always going above and beyond for you. They are the best!! :0)
DANNI JAMES
DANNI J.
02:51 17 Feb 23
My experience with the team at Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry has been exceptional. The quality of service I received from start to finish when I had implants and bridges done was excellent. They made me feel at ease throughout the whole process. I am now much more confident and comfortable talking to people. It has made an immense improvement in my quality of life.
Antony Surace
Antony S.
02:05 07 Feb 23
Been a regular patient for years and love everything about the practice. Staff are lovely and I am never disappointed with treatment provided. Have completely transformed my smile and bite through their angel align which I highly recommend.
Jack Huntington
Jack H.
12:49 06 Feb 23
Some of the friendliest staff you’ll ever meet!The dentists make you feel like you are talking to an actual person that cares about your health and well-being rather than just someone who has been assigned to deal with you.They are also very clear and concise when they speak to you, making you feel confident with everything they say. 10/10
Taylor Merwin
Taylor M.
03:07 06 Feb 23
They were the only clinic around me who offered help with my specific issue. Called them in the morning and Chloe was able to get me in, get my X-rays, and get my treatment without me having to run around everywhere. Not saying they can do this as it’s subject to availability but the helpfulness of her, the staff when I was there and the dentists were absolutely impeccable. Never have I been given such amazing service and help from a clinic. Really appreciate what they did for me!
Leni
Leni
08:56 01 Feb 23
To the team at Cosmetic Laser Dentistry I can honestly say hands down the BEST most amazing team of people I have been going there for over 5 years and have always had the best care and not only that but have had great support and service and am treated like family from the first day i walked in to the surgery Deborah was amazing and caring and then Tony such a beautiful soul and always makes me laugh then Ivonne WOW hands down the best in the business I walked in there absolutely hating my teeth and my goal was to look great for my wedding and WOW they did not disappoint!!🥰 Invisiline was the best decision I ever made ❤️ so thank you to the whole team for changing my confidence and giving me perfect teeth 5 star doesn't do them any justice 😁😁read more
Debbie Lewis
Debbie L.
09:44 26 Dec 22
From the minute my friend and I walked into cldc we were so impressed and comfortable with the friendliness and capability of Dr King and her entire team. So thrilled with the result.
Cassandra Simmons
Cassandra S.
09:02 08 Dec 22
A wonderful experience from beginning to end. An atmosphere of professionalism, warmth and care extends from the reception staff, the dental nurses and particularly Dr King. She is a perfectionist who is not happy until you are.
Fay Stokes
Fay S.
10:11 21 Nov 22
So professional, caring respectful and courteous. I could not recommend this Dentistry high enough. Had a wonderful experience as it was not an easy assignment for me having 6 front teeth out.
Michael Sher
Michael S.
02:03 26 Oct 22
Outstanding service provided by Dr Daniel Maydelman. Highly professional, caring and extremely good. Would highly recommend Dr Maydelman!
Kylie Maree Mayall
Kylie Maree M.
00:50 24 Oct 22
Wow what an experience, Im so thrilled with my porcalin veeners I have so much confidence with my new smile 😃 thankyou to my lovely Dentist Daniel Maydelman for creating and achieving my smile ,I am a very nervous patient with Dental but thanks to the team there it was a great experience from start to finish , love it and love your work ❤ 😀with a big smile thankyou Kylie
Vana Pappas
Vana P.
02:29 17 Oct 22
Such an amazing dentistry. All of the staff are lovely, professional and highly qualified. They make me feel so comfortable every time I have an appointment. Couldn’t be happier with my experience and treatment at CLDC. They are the best of the best, highly recommended!
Brett Davison
Brett D.
00:43 17 Oct 22
Massive thanks to Daniel and all the staff at CLDC for my new smile. Daniel was so patient, tolerant and professional. I cant say that I have ever enjoyed going to the dentist but I do rest assured that when I need to see one I know CLDC is the place for me. Thanks for making every experience a positive one. I can finally say that I am truly happy.
Debra Mather
Debra M.
03:23 14 Oct 22
CLDC is by far the very best dental practice I have ever been to! Dr Yvonne king is the most talented, amazing aesthetic dentist in her field. The CLDC Team create an exceptional experience from the time you arrive to the time you leave which leaves a lasting impression! I will never go anywhere else.
Jemma Werchon
Jemma W.
04:51 28 Sep 22
Absolutely love cosmetic laser dentistry Yvonne and her team are fantastic highly recommend I have been coming here for over 2 years and had Invisalign done my teeth are perfect and I get compliments all the time 😃😃
LoziMark McGaughey
LoziMark M.
00:23 20 Sep 22
I have been coming here for years and I have never had a problem or been disappointed. The friendly and professional staff are welcoming and caring. I had cosmetic work done which gave me the smile I had always wanted and so much confidence.The cleaning is done with care and is very thorough. I actually look forward to my visits. High recommend!Thank you CLD team. 😁
Lily Arnott-Hoare
Lily A.
10:59 14 Sep 22
Dr. Aimee is amazing! I’ve been to several different dentists to improve my smile with no luck and she has produced results better than I could have imagined. She has a wonderful attention to detail and very impressive precision. She is also so lovely and made me feel completely at ease. Definitely worth travelling for. Thank you so much
Gadzii MrOue
Gadzii M.
11:35 01 Dec 21
The best dental care at CLDC I have ever experienced! Professionalism and friendly staff who make you feel welcoming from the time you step foot in the door till the time you leave .. To the Amazing staff where they welcome and greet you with a big smile. A massive shout out to the Best Dentist EVERRR DR CARA FIT AND ALL HER ASSISTANTS who are very nice, supportive and make you feel right at home in that dentist chair .. DR FIT with her professionalism, friendliness and caring nature makes you feel SAFE, she goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable, I couldn’t be happier with the results! 😁Everyone at CLDC are all outstanding with the work they do and they are always there in every step to help .. Last and not least a massive Thank you to DR KING for all the support and care she gives Everyone YOUR AMAZING! The Highest Recommendation for CLDC ♥️read more
Rachael Louise
Rachael L.
12:13 13 Nov 21
Most friendly and nicest staff. I feel so welcomed and comfortable and recovering nicely after my gum graft a few days ago. They were the only dentist that I went to that didn’t straight away say I need orthodontic treatment and gave me other options as well hence why I went with the gum graft. I travel from the other side of town for a reason. You guys are the best. Can’t wait to see my final results when I fully heal. Thank you
Bon Bon
Bon B.
04:04 29 Nov 20
Great team that compliment each other. Clean fresh surgery. All the latest equipment. Friendly. Great location, plenty of transport options. Efficient. Listen to you. Gentle. Thorough. Highly recommend. I usually go overseas for dental but can’t travel because of covid. Really happy I found this place. I travel in from a regional area and they are great appointments to fit in with my travel arrangements.
Jordie Gundersen
Jordie G.
03:30 27 Nov 20
Warmest and friendly people ever. Total trust !!❤️You are not a customer at CLD, you are a family member...Totally professional in every way, even the junior staff are above and beyond the call of duty..Jordie Gundersen
Cindy Burns
Cindy B.
10:24 07 Aug 19
I’m so in love with my smile now. I had no idea how limited my smile was. It’s not just about perfect teeth but you have actually changed my smile. Thrilled. Thank you so much xxxx
Marian Duke
Marian D.
11:52 22 Sep 18
very friendly staff, l see Nathaniel who is fabulous put you at ease. l travel from nunawading area ....they keep you smiling.
J Caballo Escobal
J Caballo E.
02:55 06 Apr 18
Dr Yvonne was caring and very professional towards my son. She explained it thoroughly in a way that a child can understand the procedure. Many thanks to Debbie and Tony for accommodating us in, in a very short notice. Staff are very good and professional!#jobwelldone#frenectomy
Ingrid Parlberg
Ingrid P.
23:31 29 Dec 17
Yvonne King is amazing!!! Love my new smile, got exactly what I asked for and look so natural, highly recommend, thank you so much.
Nadine Whelan
Nadine W.
03:46 01 Dec 17
These guys are amazing. Extremely Caring and go above and beyond anything you ask. They make you feel like part of the family.
Marty Monstah
Marty M.
04:05 17 Oct 17
I have been attending CLDC for many many years and have never had any issues. They have warm and friendly staff and have looked after all the woes I've had with my teeth, including Invisalign! If you're on the fence about going to a dentist, I highly recommend CLDC.
Tanya Lee
Tanya L.
09:28 06 Sep 17
Had my veneers done here and couldn't recommend them more. Very professional and friendly staff. from my first visit I felt very well looked after and I'm so happy with how my veneers turned out
Kim Johnson
Kim J.
11:15 20 Apr 17
It was a fabulous experience from start to a very beautiful smiling finish! Fabulous staff, professional & caring. Love my new smile. Highly recommend Yvonne King & her team. Thank you again.
Andrew Davys
Andrew D.
00:42 21 Nov 15
The team at CLDC are all brilliant, great care & service
Gillie Rosenes
Gillie R.
10:30 23 Apr 15
Today I bumped into someone that I hadn't seen for years. I was told I look amazing! I am 61. For 58 years I was embarrassed to smile because of my teeth and covered my mouth when I spoke. Two and a half years ago Dr King and staff gave me a smile. Now when I bump into friends, I give them a great big grin and they know just how happy and more confident I am. Your generosity and kindness will never be forgotten.Thank you so much Yvonne and girls for making my life a happier one :)
Tynne Sanders
Tynne S.
10:06 20 Mar 15
Love my new teeth. I am so happy with the results.
Tynne Sanders
Tynne S.
10:03 20 Mar 15
I love my new teeth, the are better than I expected. Thank you.
Maria Priv
Maria P.
01:48 23 Sep 14
Dr king and all her staff are not only exceptional in their work But exceptional humans. They make you feel like a friend not a client ... VERY refreshing !
Sean Slotar
Sean S.
11:36 23 Oct 13
I have allot of professional details with Dr King and I am amazed by both her knowledge and clinical skills.