General Anaesthetic | Sleep Dentistry

General anaesthesia may be recommended at Pascoe Vale Dental Group for our patients requiring complex dental treatment, as it effectively removes pain and awareness. 

Pascoe Vale Dental Group work together with Sunshine Hospital for all patient treatments requiring general anaesthesia. 

Available Dates at Sunshine Hospital in 2017:


How does general anaesthesia work?

A general anaesthetic is a combination of potent drugs that are used to immediately induce the patient into a safely controlled state of unconscious ‘sleep’ throughout their entire dental procedure. It is administered via an injection into the hand, and often supplemented by an inhalant (face mask).

At Pascoe Vale Dental Group, general anaesthesia is only administered by a registered Australian qualified anaesthetist who adheres to Australian Anaesthetists Society guidelines, to ensure your safety is paramount.

Schedule an appointment at Pascoe Vale Dental Group today or contact us to learn more about general anaesthesia and determine whether it’s a suitable option for the type of dental treatment you require. Our aim is to control any anxiety and ensure your dental experience with us is a pleasant one.

Sleep Dentistry

If deep rooted fear, anxiety or general discomfort is stopping you from visiting you dentist at much as you should, or at all, sleep dentistry may be the answer for you. Sleep (or sedation) dentistry can help you feel relaxed at the dentist, which means you can overcome your fear, avoid any gag reflexes or eliminate any general discomfort you may feel. It may also mean you would just need to book just the one appointment to get more extensive work done in one single, convenient visit.

Who can benefit from sleep dentistry?

Sleep dentistry can benefit patients who have been avoiding dental appointments for many reasons. Sleep dentistry may help you if you suffer from:

  • Fear or experience crippling anxiety before dental visits
  • Discomfort in the dentist's chair
  • Discomfort from holding your mouth open
  • A strong gag reflex that make dental treatment uncomfortable

Additionally, sleep dentistry allows complicated treatments to be carried out in a single visit.

To learn more about sleep dnetistry or general anaesthetic, please contact our team on (03) 9354 7111.