We are committed to making your appointment as relaxed and pleasant as possible. For whatever reason, Sleep dentistry may be the solution. Call us at Preston Smiles to find out more.
Sleep Dentistry involves you receiving dental treatment in-house without feeling anything. You will not feel, hear or remember anything and the only way to experience completely pain and fear-free dental treatment. Often it is indicated if you meet the following criteria
- Severe dental phobia, anxiety or panic attacks
- Behaviour management issues, especially children or those with disabilities or special needs
- Fear of the needle, drills, tools, sounds, tastes.
- Sensitive gag reflex
- Multiple or complex procedures that require lengthy appointments
- Wisdom teeth removal
This procedure is extremely safe and is carried out by our team of Specialist Anaesthetists, Registered Nurses and coordinated by our Anaesthetic Coordinator who will look after you before, during and after the procedure until you are discharged from our facility.
What is involved in dental treatment with ‘happy gas’ sedation?
‘Happy gas’ or ‘laughing gas’ is nitrous oxide gas that is delivered to your child via a nasal mask Giving nitrous oxide is a way of reducing pain and anxiety during dental procedures. You will stay conscious during the entire period of treatment and if required, communicate with the dentist. Local anaesthetic is normally given in the usual manner. Your child’s breathing will be monitored during the procedure. The effects of sedation will usually wear off very quickly, after 100% oxygen is delivered after treatment. You may feel nauseous and vomit but this is very rare. Talk to us to determine your child’s suitability.
Why is dental treatment performed under general anaesthesia?
General anaesthesia is sometimes necessary to provide safe and high quality dental care to patients of all ages. A general anaesthetic may be recommended if the patient.
- Unable to cooperate for dental treatment safely in the normal dental environment
- Requires complex dental treatment that is most comfortably carried out in one visit rather than many separate visits
- Unable to cooperate due to a medical, physical or emotional condition
The dental treatment will be delivered by us with a Specialist Anaesthetist who are supported by highly trained nursing staff. Together, they will administer the anaesthetic and monitor you throughout the entire procedure whilst we focus on what we do best.
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