Sleep Dentistry is a painless way to receive your dental treatment.

Conscious IV Sedation is only for adults, it is proven to give you a more relaxed positive experience.
IV Sedation can be used to make longer complex procedures more comfortable. It can be applied to treatments including general dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, fillings, and more.

Nitrous Oxide, or happy gas, is administered with a breathing mask just before the treatment begins. It has a quick onset and wears off just as quick, making it a preferred method for patients who need to relax, but must return to their normal routine right after.

What can It be Used for?

It can be applied to treatments including:

  • Periodontal Treatments
  • Dental Implants
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Root Canals
  • Emergency Dental
  • Children’s Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry

How Will I Feel?

IV sedation induces a sleepy state of deep relaxation and a feeling of not being perturbed by what’s going on.

You may not remember much about your treatment at all.

Is It Safe?

Yes it is completely safe. At Blackwood Dental you will be looked after by our qualified and experienced, dedicated anaesthetic staff.

Feeling Nervous?

Speak to our friendly staff on the phone or email your particular concerns to us. You are treated as an individual and we take care to listen and understand your particular concerns.


Patient Considerations for Sedation Dentistry

Conducted under strict guidelines, your breathing and pulse are closely monitored throughout your procedure a fully qualified Anaesthetist as we will be using Anesthetist’s from Adelaide Anaesthetic Services. They will explain the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have. Of course, Dr Wallman will also assess your suitability for IV Sedation prior to undergoing the procedure.

  • You should not eat or drink anything for at least six hours before your appointment.
  • As the effects can take several hours to subside, you will definitely be unable to drive, and will need to be accompanied home.
  • You should also allow yourself 24 hours to rest and recover fully.

Have more questions, give us a call at the clinic on 08 8278 5001

We offer several types of sedation, including, happy gas and IV sedation. There is no need to fear the dentist.