Serenity International Dental Clinic understands that dental visits can be overwhelming and can cause high levels of anxiety for some patients. Often this level of anxiety can discourage patients from visiting the dentist and thereby preventing them from obtaining treatment often required to improve their oral health.
For this reason, Serenity International Dental Clinic offers Sleep Dentistry procedures by appropriately trained and fully qualified practitioners. We have a leading state-of-the art facility that was built for sleep dentistry and caters to a large array of dental procedures for adults and children.
Benefits of sleep dentistry?
Sleeping through – Essentially patients are still awake, but they will remember very little and generally feel no discomfort. Patients are unaware of the sight, smell and sounds, easing fear, anxiety and discomfort.
Comfort – patients are relieved of possible discomfort associated with long and complex procedures
Safety – patients can rest assure that their procedure is being managed with specialized equipment and personnel
Time effectiveness – patients can often have several/all necessary dental treatments completed in one session rather than multiple visits.
How Is It Done?
The sedatives are usually administered intravenously. This way your dentist can be sure you receive the right amount of sedation. Sometimes, oral pre-medication is given to help relax you before your appointment. Because you may feel groggy and disoriented, you will need to have someone available to take you home from the office on the day of your appointment. We cannot sedate patients if they do not have a responsible adult available to accompany them after their appointment.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, our sedation dentist will carry out an examination to determine whether you are suitable for sleep dentistry.