Some people are very nervous about dental treatment. Some of our younger patients may find it difficult to be still for complex treatment or lengthy courses of treatment. For this reason, we are able to provide two forms of “Sleep Dentistry.”
Intravenous sedation is a process by which the patient is deeply sedated by the use of medications which are introduced through a vein. A specialist anaesthetist visits our rooms to provide sedation. The patient remains conscious during the appointment, but generally remembers nothing afterwards. The patient is able to leave the practice shortly after the appointment, but must be accompanied home by a responsible adult.
Some people prefer to have their dental treatment performed under a full general anaesthetic, which can be arranged in a day stay procedure at the hospital. Once again, a specialist anaesthetist delivers the anaesthetic, and in this case, the patient is completely unconscious.
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