Most dental procedures can be performed in a hospital environment while you are put to ‘sleep’ under general anaesthesia.
This sleep state lasts throughout the duration of the procedure and patients usually go home the same day.
Why undertake sleep dentistry?
Reasons for ‘sleep’ dentistry:
- major dental surgery
- severe dental anxiety
- low pain tolerance
- strong gag reflex during dental procedures
- large amounts of work needing to be completed in one visit
- difficulty keeping the mouth open for prolonged periods
- some cases of children’s dentistry
This approach builds patient confidence in getting dental treatment, as there is no discomfort experienced during the procedure.
Where to next?
We welcome you to browse our website further, or contact us directly to learn more about how we can assist your with sleep or general dentistry. You may also like to read more about sleep dentistry in our blog – 5 reasons you don’t go to the dentist.