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Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry – sometimes known as sleep dentistry – is a comfortable way for patients to receive dental treatment while under mild sedation.

A sedative combined with a pain-relieving medicine is administered intravenously. This induces a drowsy and dream-like state, and the patient generally has no memory of their dental procedure afterwards.

Sleep dentistry is ideal for people who:

  • are particularly fearful or anxious about any aspect of their dental care
  • are highly anxious about the sounds, smells and tastes of dental treatment
  • cannot tolerate the feeling of instruments and needles in the mouth
  • have a low tolerance for pain, or have sensitive teeth and gums
  • have been traumatised by previous dental experiences
  • have a strong gag reflex
  • have difficulty keeping their mouth open for extended periods
  • have complex dental requirements or need particularly long treatment sessions.
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Sleep Dentistry

At Smile Solutions we don’t expect the one dentist to carry out all of your specialised care in the one session. At Smile Solutions, whilst under sedation different specialists in various fields can provide holistic treatment for you in the same sedation setting. For example, you may have a root canal carried out by a root canal specialist and extraction carried out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon all in the one sedation appointment.

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