Nervous about dental treatment? Had a bad experience at the dentist? Do you require extensive or multiple treatments?
Sleep dentistry or sedation dentistry is a great option for anxious patients or those undergoing multiple treatments in one visit. It uses a combination of pain relieving and relaxation medications to create reduced awareness and increased calm. The result is that you will feel like you have been asleep for the whole procedure and have little or no recollection of the treatment performed.
Intravenous (IV) Sedation & General Anaesthetic
The two primary methods of sedation dentistry are IV sedation and general anaesthetic. Patients under IV sedation are still partially conscious, however they will remember very little of the procedure and time appears to pass by quickly. This option is ideal for those who need to undergo multiple or extensive treatments in one appointment.
Patients who opt for a day procedure under general anaesthetic will have their treatment completed in a hospital under the supervision of a qualified anaesthetist. Patients are unconscious for the duration of the procedure. This option is generally effective for extremely anxious or young patients who might not cope with the invasive nature of dental work.
Dr. David Norcross works closely with a trained and endorsed IV sedation doctor who administers the sedation medications and closely monitors the patient throughout the whole procedure.
Discuss Your Options Today
If you’re anxious about your dental procedure, or need to undergo extensive treatment, Perth Dental Implant Centre offer sleep dentistry that will ensure comfort and ease. Contact us today to discuss your sleep dentistry options.