Sleep Dentistry

Transforming Dental Appointments into Relaxing Experiences in Gosford and the Central Coast.


A Gentle Approach to Dental Care with Sleep Dentistry

Dental anxiety is real, and it’s more common than many realise. Traditional dental procedures, even routine ones, can be a source of stress for numerous individuals. Coastal Dental, at the heart of Gosford and the Central Coast, is thrilled to introduce Sleep Dentistry—our tailored approach to ensuring that your dental experience is as calming and comfortable as possible.

The Spectrum of Sleep Dentistry Options at Coastal Dental

Aesthetic Enhancement

Minimal Sedation

Often achieved with nitrous oxide (laughing gas), it helps patients relax throughout the treatment while remaining fully awake.
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Moderate Sedation

Typically administered orally in pill form, this sedation level means you might slur your words and not remember much of the procedure.
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Deep Sedation

Here, you’re on the edge of consciousness but can still be awakened. This is often achieved with intravenous (IV) sedation.
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General Anaesthesia

This involves medications that place you in a deep sleep during the dental procedure. You won’t wake up until the anaesthesia wears off.

Understanding Sleep Dentistry: More Than Just “Sleeping”

Sleep Dentistry, often referred to as sedation Dentistry, is a method where sedatives are used to create a relaxed and easy-going experience for patients during dental treatments. It ranges from minimal sedation—where you’re awake but relaxed—to general anaesthesia, where you’re fully unconscious.

Benefits of Opting for Sleep Dentistry

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Eases Dental Anxiety

A boon for patients who feel nervous or anxious thinking about dental procedures.


Procedures that require multiple sessions might be combined into fewer appointments, thanks to the relaxation provided by sedation.
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Reduced Memory of Treatment

This is especially beneficial for those with traumatic dental experiences in the past.
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Less Discomfort

Some treatments can be lengthy. Sedation ensures you remain comfortable throughout the procedure.

Who Should Consider Sleep Dentistry?

Sleep Dentistry is not limited to those with dental anxieties. It’s also an ideal choice for individuals.
• With a low pain threshold.
• Who can’t sit still in the dentist’s chair.
• With very sensitive teeth.
• With a bad gag reflex.
• Needing a large amount of dental work done.

Safety Measures at Coastal Dental

While Sleep Dentistry is a widely practised and safe technique, at Coastal Dental, we leave no stone unturned to ensure your well-being.

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Before any sedation, we conduct a comprehensive review of your medical history, ensuring there are no potential complications.
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During the procedure, your vital signs (like heart rate and oxygen levels) are continuously monitored.

Experienced Professionals

Our team is extensively trained in sedation techniques, ensuring you’re in expert hands.

Reimagining the Dental Experience

Gone are the days when dental appointments were met with dread and anxiety. With the advent of Sleep Dentistry at Coastal Dental, every resident of Gosford and the Central Coast can look forwards to dental procedures with confidence and tranquilly.
We believe in a holistic approach to dentistry—one that encompasses not just the health of your teeth but also your mental well-being and comfort. If the thought of dental procedures makes you anxious or if you simply desire a more relaxed dental experience, our Sleep Dentistry services might just be the answer.
Connect with us to learn more or to schedule a consultation. At Coastal Dental, we prioritise you, ensuring that every visit is as serene as a gentle coastal breeze.

Post-Treatment Care and Considerations

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Arranging a Ride Home

If you undergo anything beyond minimal sedation, you’ll likely need someone to drive you home post-procedure.
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Temporary Side Effects

You might experience drowsiness, dizziness, or slight nausea, depending on the sedation level. These symptoms typically wear off in a few hours.

Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water post-treatment to help flush out any remaining sedative agents and to stay hydrated.


It’s essential to allow your body to recover, especially after deeper levels of sedation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Sleep Dentistry the same as being "knocked out" during a procedure?

Not necessarily. Sleep Dentistry encompasses a range of sedation levels. While general anaesthesia does render you unconscious, other levels, like minimal or moderate sedation, will only make you feel relaxed or drowsy but still awake. The type of sedation used will depend on your needs and the specific procedure.

Is Sleep Dentistry safe for everyone?

Sleep Dentistry is generally considered safe for most patients. However, certain health conditions or medications may affect one’s eligibility. Before undergoing sedation, a comprehensive review of your medical history is conducted to ensure the process is safe for you.

Will I feel any pain during the procedure if I opt for Sleep Dentistry?

One of the primary benefits of Sleep Dentistry is reduced discomfort. Depending on the sedation level, you may feel slight pressure, but pain is typically minimised or entirely absent. Additionally, local anaesthesia may be used in conjunction with sedation to numb the specific area being treated, ensuring maximum comfort.

How long will it take to recover from the sedation?

Recovery time varies based on the type of sedation. With minimal sedation, recovery is often rapid, and you might feel normal almost immediately after the procedure. For deeper levels of sedation, such as IV sedation or general anaesthesia, it might take a few hours to feel completely alert. It’s advised to have someone accompany you post-procedure to ensure your safety as you recover.

Are there any side effects to Sleep Dentistry?

As with any medical procedure, there are potential side effects, though they are generally mild and temporary. Common side effects might include dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, or mild nausea. These usually dissipate within a few hours post-procedure. Our team at Coastal Dental will provide comprehensive post-sedation care guidelines to ensure a smooth recovery.

Coastal Dental is dedicated to ensuring our patients are well-informed and comfortable. If you have additional questions about Sleep Dentistry or any other service, we invite you to reach out. Your comfort and care are our utmost priorities.



(02) 43226617
12 Baker Street Gosford NSW 2250

Opening Hours

Monday: 7.30am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Wednesday: 7.30am – 6.30pm
Thursday: 8.30am – 6.00pm
Friday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday: Closed