What Is Sleep Dentistry?

If you suffer from a severe fear of the dentist, then Dr George Olstein’s practice is the perfect place for you. We know how terrifying the dentist can be for those who suffer from a long-held phobia, or who have had negative experiences in the past. For some people, just seeing a dentist is enough to send them into a panic.

Sleep Dentistry - Prahran Melbourne Woman Asleep

Dr George Olstein has incorporated pain free sleep dentistry into his practice as a means of combating dental phobias. Making use of supervised intravenous sedation translates to a far more pleasant experience – putting patients into a state of ‘conscious sedation’ or ‘twilight sleep’. 

Dr Olstein’s anaesthetist uses a very advanced form of sedation, which works by combining sedatives and pain relief medication in order to send patients into a special state of sleep. It is most comparable to the dream state of sleep, where you feel calm, relaxed and utterly unaware of anything else going on around you.

In this state of sleep, you won’t hear any drills, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort and you’ll wake up in a completely calm state just like you do after a great nights sleep. No unpleasant side effects and no knowledge of undergoing a procedure that would normally have you in a state of absolute terror.

Completely Safe & Administered by an Experienced Anaesthetist

Dr George Olstein’s surgery is complete with all of the safety equipment that would be found in a hospital surgery room. An experienced anaesthetist who monitors you throughout the procedure administers the sedation; making the entire process no different from what you would experience in a hospital environment. The anaesthetist specialises in dental sedation, meaning he knows exactly what to do ensure you experience no pain, discomfort or side effects.

A Simple, Streamlined Process

The entire procedure takes place in Dr Olstein’s surgery; streamlining the entire process and meaning you don’t have to be an inpatient in a hospital. All you have to do is come to the surgery and drift off into that wonderful, calm, relaxed state while Dr Olstein goes to work improving your oral health with all of the resources he needs close by to ensure efficient, effective treatment.

You don’t have to stay anywhere overnight and after a short period of recovery (usually 20-30 minutes), you’ll be on your way home. You just need to bring someone with you who can drive you home and stay with you for 24-hours following the procedure.

So, don’t let a phobia of the dentist stop you from receiving the treatment you need. Whether it’s a health or a cosmetic problem, your oral health and smile are important to all aspects of your life. Don’t let minor decay turn into a huge problem or a chipped tooth mar your smile because of a fear.Instead, visit our clinic and let our expert anaesthetist send you off into a peaceful sleep, while  Dr George Olstein takes care of all that work you’ve been dreading and putting off for too long.

Take care of your teeth in an environment that takes care of you.

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To Our Valued Patients

Dr George Olstein takes the health of his patients and employees very seriously. Due to COVID-19, we understand there is a lot of anxiety and uncertainty regarding the situation at the moment. We are being consistently updated from the Australian Dental Association and DHHS in Victoria with regards to any changes in practice from a health and hygiene perspective.

Dr George Olstein is monitoring the Coronavirus situation closely and are listening carefully to the questions and concerns we receive from our patients.

We would like to reassure our people, patients and the broader community that Dr George Olstein has always had, do and will continue to have exceptional clinical standards. We are highly commended for our robust policies and procedures, particularly around infection control including hand Hygiene.

The recent events associated with Coronavirus have seen Dr George Olstein develop an additional comprehensive policy specifically considering the virus, which has been adopted by all our team.

This includes but not limited to;

  • Avoid handshaking, hugging and kissing.
  • Please use the provided antimicrobial hand rub before entering the clinic and before leaving the clinic.
  • Please be aware that we will be conducting regular disinfection of the surfaces at the reception, waiting areas, water station, washroom and the entry doors.
  • Similarly, we are also working closely with our business partners to guarantee the continued supply of masks, gloves and other infection control items.

We consider you part of the Dr George Olstein family and your safety, together with that of our team’s, remains our highest priority.

We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit and will continue to update you on any further developments.

If you have any further questions, please click here to contact us. 

Best regards,
Dr George Olstein