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Sleep Dentistry at Melton

Sleep Dentistry at Melton–Melton Dental House
Many dental treatments today are comfortable with low to no pain, but sometimes dental anxiety or complex treatments make it necessary to use sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry is used to help patients relax before and during their dental procedure. It helps reduce stress for dental appointments, allows the dentist to work efficiently and is beneficial for complex treatments like root canal therapy or tooth extractions.
Many dental treatments today are comfortable with low to no pain, but sometimes dental anxiety or complex treatments make it necessary to use sleep dentistry. Sleep dentistry is used to help patients relax before and during their dental procedure. It helps reduce stress for dental appointments, allows the dentist to work efficiently and is beneficial for complex treatments like root canal therapy or tooth extractions.
Sleep Dentistry at Melton–Melton Dental House

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Sleep Dentistry or Sedation Dentistry in Melton–Melton Dental House
Sleep dentistry is a service in which a patient is given general anesthesia that enables them to go to sleep. This treatment is for patients who experience extreme dental fear or anxiety and may be used for complicated treatments that may last longer than the average dental procedure. This service is not appropriate for all dental treatments, including cosmetic treatments, because the dentist may need to communicate with the patient during treatment. In addition, if you have sleep apnea, sleep dentistry may not be right for you.

Sleep Dentistry or Sedation Dentistry?

 

Sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are services that we provide to patients who need extensive dental treatments or who have dental phobias or fears. Our goal is to help all of our patients feel comfortable and have a positive dental experience.

Sedation dentistry is the milder of these two services and involves medications that allow a patient to enjoy deep relaxation and drowsiness during dental treatment. Even though you will not fall asleep, it will alleviate stress and anxiety and most patients will not remember the treatment.

Sleep Dentistry or Sedation Dentistry in Melton–Melton Dental House

Sleep Dentistry or Sedation Dentistry?

Sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry are services that we provide to patients who need extensive dental treatments or who have dental phobias or fears. Our goal is to help all of our patients feel comfortable and have a positive dental experience.

Sedation dentistry is the milder of these two services and involves medications that allow a patient to enjoy deep relaxation and drowsiness during dental treatment. Even though you will not fall asleep, it will alleviate stress and anxiety and most patients will not remember the treatment.

Sleep dentistry is a service in which a patient is given general anesthesia that enables them to go to sleep. This treatment is for patients who experience extreme dental fear or anxiety and may be used for complicated treatments that may last longer than the average dental procedure. This service is not appropriate for all dental treatments, including cosmetic treatments, because the dentist may need to communicate with the patient during treatment. In addition, if you have sleep apnea, sleep dentistry may not be right for you.

Sleep Dentistry Procedures at Melton

 

This service is not a one-size-fits-all treatment because each patient has specific medication needs and requirements. Some patients prefer oral medications before their treatment begins while others may prefer laughing gas because it wears off quickly. Whatever your needs and concerns are, we will be sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. The following are the different types of sedation we offer:

Oral Medications

These may be provided as liquids, capsules or pills and are provided before treatment begins, helping the patient relax before and during treatment

Nitrous Oxide

This is the technical term for laughing gas and is administered through a mask that is placed over the nose; this treatment provides deep relaxation during the procedure

IV Sedation and General Anesthesia

Medication for sedation or sleep is administered through an IV or needle in the arm and is reserved for more intense treatments or during oral surgery; it may be done in a clinic or hospital and the entire procedure is overseen by a professional anesthetist

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How Sleep Dentistry Helps our Patients

 

Sleep dentistry treatments are beneficial for both patients and dentists. It helps patients who have dental fears and phobias to relax and can make an extensive treatment more tolerable. Sleep dentistry and sedation treatments help dentists because they can get more work completed in a shorter time and the patient is more relaxed, making it easier to complete the treatment.

Some patients benefit from sleep dentistry because it allows them to relax, but it also helps patients with fears that may cause them to neglect their oral health. If you are afraid of going to the dentist, sleep dentistry can make it easier for you to schedule and follow through with your appointment. The following are some situations that we use sedation or sleep dentistry for:

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Needle phobias
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Dental fears due to past negative experiences or pain
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General anxiety disorders
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Low pain threshold
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Resistance to local anesthesia
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Overly strong gag reflex
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Complicated dental procedures
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Exposed or sensitive nerves
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Jaw pain or inability to keep jaw open
If you are considering sedation or sleep dentistry, keep in mind that dentistry has greatly advanced and many treatments bring only minimal discomfort or none at all. However, it is still useful if pain or fear is stopping you from keeping up with dental exams and oral health care.

Sleep Dentistry or Sedation for Children

 

Sometimes children may have anxieties or fears that can be helped with sedation and sleep dentistry. We know that positive dentist experiences at an early age can help set a child up for a lifetime of oral health, so we work with parents to make it happen. If you believe your child might benefit, talk to us to learn more. The following are some ways sedation and sleep dentistry services may be used for children:

Laughing gas

is a gentle and light form of sedation that has a quick onset and wears off just as quickly. It can be adjusted to the child’s size and is a safe and effective sedative.

Mild or moderate sedation

is for extensive treatments and is administered through an IV. It is overseen by a professional to ensure the safety of the patient.

General anaesthetic

is reserved for long or complicated treatments or for children with severe anxiety or fear. It may be administered at a local clinic or hospital.

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Preparing for Sedation or Sleep Dentistry

 

If you want sedation or sleep dentistry, you will be given an examination and evaluation to ensure safety. The dentist will discuss all sedation or sleep dentistry options with you and tell you which is the best for your situation. You can prepare yourself with the following tips:

Nitrous oxide and mild sedatives often require no advanced preparation; however, your dentist may ask you to refrain from drinking beverages for at least an hour prior to your treatment.

Oral sedatives often require a prescription so you can take them before your come in; this allows the medication to take effect before your procedure.

Strong sedatives such as those administered through an IV drip or general anesthesia may require you to fast from all food and beverages for up to 12 hours before your treatment; you may also be asked to wear no jewellery or makeup and to wear loose clothing on the day of your treatment. Most patients may need to arrange for a ride home after.

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Call Today and Relax

 

If you believe you could benefit from sleep dentistry or sedation, give us a call today and schedule a visit. We will do a full exam and talk to you about the appropriate sleep dentistry for your needs.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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