Sleep Dentistry: The Facts
Studfield Dental Group - Dental Imaging, Whitening & Cosmetic Dentistry
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Intravenous sedation is a mild dose of General anaesthetic where patients are sedated but conscious and breathing on their own. The patient is under a twilight state where they are relaxed and “Sleepy” but able to follow simple directions by the dentist and is responsive. The procedure is performed under medical supervision by our specialist anaesthetist.
IV sedation is ON LY suitable for small cases such as minor extractions fillings and general Dentistry
Performed by our specialist anaesthetist, patients will be unconscious for the duration of the procedure. All the equipment you would find in a hospital is required and on site to ensure your safety throughout the procedure supervised at all times by our specialist anaesthetist. Patients under general anaesthetics will sleep through their entire dental procedure unaware of the sight, smell and sounds easing fear anxiety and discomfort.
General anaesthetic is recommended for more complex procedures which can be determined at your consult appointment.
We understand a visit to the Dentist may be daunting but don't let that prevent you from receiving the treatment that you require.
At Studfield Dental Group we offer our patients the choice of receiving their dental treatment under a General Anaesthetic or Nitrous Oxide Sedation. A consultation is required to determine whether treatment is possible under these conditions.
Dr Michael Kotsifakis graduated from Melbourne University with his bachelor of Dental Science degree in 1988. His interests are in oral surgery and he attends continued educational programs both locally and internationally, (Branemark Centre Perth, UCLA USA, Benn University Switzerland).
Dr Kotsifakis has been practicing dentistry under general anaesthesia since 1989 at many private day hospitals (Dandenong Surgicentre, Knox Surgicentre and Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital).
In order to facilitate our patients and to be able to perform in-office dental procedures we have brought the anaesthetics to our respective clinical sites. This allows for most dental procedures to be performed to a higher standard.
Happy Gas / Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Sleep dentistry incorporates the use of Nitrous Oxide inhalation as a safe and effective technique to reduce anxiety and produce analgesia (pain relief) for the patient. Nitrous Oxide is absorbed rapidly, allowing for a rapid onset and recovery.
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