Sleep Dentistry

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.

What’s Involved?

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
  • Fillings
  • Needles

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.

Dr Ronald Jones

Dr Ronald Jones
Visiting Anaesthetist