GENERAL ANAESTHETICS & SEDATION

Sleep dentistry offers patients many benefits

Sleeping through – General anaesthetic patients sleep through their entire dental procedure unaware of the sight, smell and sounds, easing fear, anxiety and discomfort. Patients receiving treatment under intravenous sedation experience a similar effect, without being asleep.

Comfort – patients are relieved of possible discomfort associated with long and complex procedures

Safety – patients can rest assure that their procedure is being managed with specialised equipment and personnel

Time effectiveness – patients can often have several/all necessary dental treatments completed in one session rather than multiple visits to the Dental Centre.

Children and adults alike can have most dental procedures performed via sleep dentistry including fillings, crowns, multiple extractions, removal of wisdom teeth and implant placements.

A consultation with the anaesthetist is required to ensure patients are medically fit for sedation. Estimates for dental treatment using sleep dentistry can be provided at the time of consultation.

Patients with Private Health Insurance should consult their insurer regarding any rebates/assistance for treatment provided under general anaesthetic in the hospital setting.

Here at Select Smiles General Anaesthesia is carried out by a specialist Anaesthetist.

Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation, also known as Relative Analgesia (RA), is administered through a nose mask making you feel warm and relaxed.

Oral Sedation

With oral sedation, you will be prescribed a medication that will make you drowsy and relaxed. This technique can also be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide for deeper sedation.

For further information on how Select Smiles Dental can make your visit to the dentist a dream contact us today.