General Anaesthetics / Sleep Dentistry
If deep rooted fear, anxiety or general discomfort is stopping you from visiting you dentist at much as you should, or at all, sleep dentistry may be the answer for you. Sleep (or sedation) dentistry can help you feel relaxed at the dentist, which means you can overcome your fear, strong gag reflex or the general discomfort you may feel. It may also mean you would just need to book just the one appointment to get more extensive work done in one single, convenient visit.
Who can benefit from sleep dentistry
Sleep dentistry can benefit those who have been avoiding dental appointments for many reasons. Sleep dentistry may help you if you suffer from:
- Fear or experience crippling anxiety before dental visits.
- Discomfort in the dentist's chair
- Discomfort from holding your mouth open
- A strong gag reflex that make dental treatment uncomfortable
- The desire to get complicated dentistry completed in one single visit
A general anaesthesia (GA) is a state produced when a patient receives medications for amnesia, analgesia, muscle paralysis and sedation. An anesthetised patient is succumbed to a controlled, reversible state of unconsciousness. Anesthesia means patients can tolerate surgical procedures that would otherwise inflict pain or psychological trauma, like those who are anxious dental patients. General Aneasthesia means patients can also undergo extensive dental treatment.