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Does anxiety or fear of the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need? If you’ve been putting off routine treatments or avoiding a more complex procedure because of dental phobia, then Melton Dental Group can help..

Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry in Melton

Does anxiety or fear of the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need? If you’ve been putting off routine treatments or avoiding a more complex procedure because of dental phobia, then Melton Dental Group can help.

Our comfortable and convenient sleep dentistry options use safe sedation methods to help you relax throughout your appointment. As a result, we can complete your procedure more efficiently; it’s a win-win! You’ll likely be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Offering this safe and gentle service to our patients and their families allows us to facilitate the best care experience possible. Each person brings a unique background and perceptions with them to the dentist; not all of them are positive. Thanks to sleep dentistry, we’re changing the way Melton families experience modern dental care.

Should I Consider Sleep Dentistry?

There are dozens of reasons why we may recommend dental sedation to our patients. Electing to undergo a sleep dentistry procedure is an individual decision to make. Some of the most common situations why you or your family may want to choose such a service include:

  • Past experiences that have caused you to feel afraid of the dentist.
  • A lengthy or complex procedure that needs to be completed.
  • Wanting to have all or most of your treatment completed in one appointment.
  • The desire to feel like you’re sleeping throughout your treatment.
  • Behavioural concerns that prevent a child from sitting still for a set period of time.
  • Striving to desire the most comfortable treatment experience possible.
  • Hypersensitive gag reflex or teeth.
If you’re unable — or too nervous — to sit through or complete any regular dental procedure, then electing to have dental sedation is a great solution to consider.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Absolutely. Before completing any type of sedation appointment we will want to thoroughly review your past dental history and current medical health. If you’re allergic to specific medications, have had recent surgeries, responded poorly to sedatives in the past, or have known diagnosed health concerns, please make us aware.

At times, we may need to communicate with your primary doctor or health care specialist to discuss unique concerns in advance. Be sure to bring a list of all medications and supplements that you’re currently taking, even if they are recreational or over the counter drugs.

Sedation dentistry is extremely safe, due in part to the thorough screening process of each patient and the additional training and licensure required of our Melton sleep dentists.
 

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What Types of Sleep Dentistry are Available?

Depending on the treatment you need and your level of anxiety, we may recommend one type of sleep dentistry over another. There are varying levels of sedatives available, making it easier to fine tune your experience.

The three types of sedation used by dentists include:

Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas/Laughing Gas)

The lightest and gentlest type of dental sedation is the form breathed in through a soft nosepiece. Often called “laughing gas” due to the light-heartedness that so often accompanies it, nitrous oxide lessens your anxiety and perception of pain while allowing you to remain fully conscious. It takes about five minutes to start working, and about the same time to wear off.

Oral Sedation

About an hour prior to your scheduled treatment, we’ll have you take a prescription strength sedative in the form of a pill or liquid. You’ll gradually start to feel as if you’re dozing off, but will still be semi-conscious. If a second dose is needed, we will give it to you at the beginning of your appointment. You will still be able to answer simple questions and instructions (such as, “open wide” or “turn your head”) but will likely not remember anything since oral sedatives have a lingering amnesic affect.

General Anaesthesia

Administered by an IV, general anaesthesia allows for a deeper sedative experience that lasts for a precise amount of time. The effects start very quickly, within just a minute or so of being administered. As soon as your treatment is complete, the medication is turned off and you begin to regain consciousness. These visits may need to be completed in a nearby hospital or surgery centre (see us for details).

Which Procedures Normally Require Dental Sedation?

Planning for sedation is an individual experience that varies from person to person. We may recommend sleep dentistry especially if you’re scheduled to have one or more of the following treatments:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental implant placement
  • Extractions
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Complex smile makeovers
  • Paediatric dental treatment
  • Multi-tooth restorations

What Should I Expect After a Sedation Appointment?

If you’re scheduled to have sedation via laughing gas (nitrous) then you can plan to drive yourself home afterwards. The effects wear off quite quickly.

However, sleep dentistry involving IV general anaesthesia or oral sedation will mean you feel quite drowsy for several hours afterwards. As such, it’s important that you have a trusted friend, colleague, or family member accompany you to this appointment. During your recovery in our office, we will provide written instructions to the person bringing you home and let them know what to watch for. They should remain with you for the duration of the day, until your drowsiness subsides.

Some people experience mild nausea after general anaesthesia. We’ll ask that you not eat or drink leading up to the appointment and only sip on clear liquids to keep your stomach empty (this helps lower your risk of nauseousness.) By the end of the day, you’ll likely have a healthy appetite and be ready to eat a full meal.

How Do I Find a Sleep Dentist?

Not all dentists offer (or are licensed to provide) sleep dentistry in their practice. If you’re trying to decide between particular types of sedation, ask your friends or neighbours for their recommendations. Your dentist of choice will need to have appropriate training and licensure in the type of sedation that you’re considering.

Our Melton dentists have been offering sleep dentistry for several years, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience for each of our patients. During your consultation we will discuss the advantages of the types of sedation available and how they relate to your unique situation. From there, you can make the best choice about moving forward with your treatment.

Scared of the Dentist? Sedation Could Help!

One of the biggest problems with dental phobia is that it prevents people from being able to treat and manage their existing dental problems. As a result, issues such as cavities have the opportunity to expand deeper into teeth and spread into adjacent ones. Before long, a few fillings become root canals, crowns, and extractions.

With sedation dentistry, you’re able to overcome your fear of the dentist and catch up on all of the oral health services that you need. From there, regular preventative care strategies can help you avoid recurring problems before they have a chance to start.

Electing to have a sleep dentistry appointment could be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself or your smile!

Do You Qualify for Sleep Dentistry?

Melton Dental Group offers comprehensive smile services for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to caring for your family! Schedule a consultation with our Melton sleep dentists today for a sedation screening and evaluation.

Sedation (Sleep) Dentistry in Melton

Does anxiety or fear of the dentist prevent you from getting the dental care you need? If you’ve been putting off routine treatments or avoiding a more complex procedure because of dental phobia, then Melton Dental Group can help.

Our comfortable and convenient sleep dentistry options use safe sedation methods to help you relax throughout your appointment. As a result, we can complete your procedure more efficiently; it’s a win-win! You’ll likely be asking yourself, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”

Offering this safe and gentle service to our patients and their families allows us to facilitate the best care experience possible. Each person brings a unique background and perceptions with them to the dentist; not all of them are positive. Thanks to sleep dentistry, we’re changing the way Melton families experience modern dental care.

Should I Consider Sleep Dentistry?

There are dozens of reasons why we may recommend dental sedation to our patients. Electing to undergo a sleep dentistry procedure is an individual decision to make. Some of the most common situations why you or your family may want to choose such a service include:

  • Past experiences that have caused you to feel afraid of the dentist.
  • A lengthy or complex procedure that needs to be completed.
  • Wanting to have all or most of your treatment completed in one appointment.
  • The desire to feel like you’re sleeping throughout your treatment.
  • Behavioural concerns that prevent a child from sitting still for a set period of time.
  • Striving to desire the most comfortable treatment experience possible.
  • Hypersensitive gag reflex or teeth.
If you’re unable — or too nervous — to sit through or complete any regular dental procedure, then electing to have dental sedation is a great solution to consider.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

Absolutely. Before completing any type of sedation appointment we will want to thoroughly review your past dental history and current medical health. If you’re allergic to specific medications, have had recent surgeries, responded poorly to sedatives in the past, or have known diagnosed health concerns, please make us aware.

At times, we may need to communicate with your primary doctor or health care specialist to discuss unique concerns in advance. Be sure to bring a list of all medications and supplements that you’re currently taking, even if they are recreational or over the counter drugs.

Sedation dentistry is extremely safe, due in part to the thorough screening process of each patient and the additional training and licensure required of our Melton sleep dentists.
 

Contact Us for more information

What Types of Sleep Dentistry are Available?

Depending on the treatment you need and your level of anxiety, we may recommend one type of sleep dentistry over another. There are varying levels of sedatives available, making it easier to fine tune your experience.

The three types of sedation used by dentists include:

Nitrous Oxide (Happy Gas/Laughing Gas)

The lightest and gentlest type of dental sedation is the form breathed in through a soft nosepiece. Often called “laughing gas” due to the light-heartedness that so often accompanies it, nitrous oxide lessens your anxiety and perception of pain while allowing you to remain fully conscious. It takes about five minutes to start working, and about the same time to wear off.

Oral Sedation

About an hour prior to your scheduled treatment, we’ll have you take a prescription strength sedative in the form of a pill or liquid. You’ll gradually start to feel as if you’re dozing off, but will still be semi-conscious. If a second dose is needed, we will give it to you at the beginning of your appointment. You will still be able to answer simple questions and instructions (such as, “open wide” or “turn your head”) but will likely not remember anything since oral sedatives have a lingering amnesic affect.

General Anaesthesia

Administered by an IV, general anaesthesia allows for a deeper sedative experience that lasts for a precise amount of time. The effects start very quickly, within just a minute or so of being administered. As soon as your treatment is complete, the medication is turned off and you begin to regain consciousness. These visits may need to be completed in a nearby hospital or surgery centre (see us for details).

Which Procedures Normally Require Dental Sedation?

Planning for sedation is an individual experience that varies from person to person. We may recommend sleep dentistry especially if you’re scheduled to have one or more of the following treatments:

  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Oral surgery
  • Dental implant placement
  • Extractions
  • Full mouth reconstruction
  • Complex smile makeovers
  • Paediatric dental treatment
  • Multi-tooth restorations

What Should I Expect After a Sedation Appointment?

If you’re scheduled to have sedation via laughing gas (nitrous) then you can plan to drive yourself home afterwards. The effects wear off quite quickly.

However, sleep dentistry involving IV general anaesthesia or oral sedation will mean you feel quite drowsy for several hours afterwards. As such, it’s important that you have a trusted friend, colleague, or family member accompany you to this appointment. During your recovery in our office, we will provide written instructions to the person bringing you home and let them know what to watch for. They should remain with you for the duration of the day, until your drowsiness subsides.

Some people experience mild nausea after general anaesthesia. We’ll ask that you not eat or drink leading up to the appointment and only sip on clear liquids to keep your stomach empty (this helps lower your risk of nauseousness.) By the end of the day, you’ll likely have a healthy appetite and be ready to eat a full meal.

How Do I Find a Sleep Dentist?

Not all dentists offer (or are licensed to provide) sleep dentistry in their practice. If you’re trying to decide between particular types of sedation, ask your friends or neighbours for their recommendations. Your dentist of choice will need to have appropriate training and licensure in the type of sedation that you’re considering.

Our Melton dentists have been offering sleep dentistry for several years, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience for each of our patients. During your consultation we will discuss the advantages of the types of sedation available and how they relate to your unique situation. From there, you can make the best choice about moving forward with your treatment.

Scared of the Dentist? Sedation Could Help!

One of the biggest problems with dental phobia is that it prevents people from being able to treat and manage their existing dental problems. As a result, issues such as cavities have the opportunity to expand deeper into teeth and spread into adjacent ones. Before long, a few fillings become root canals, crowns, and extractions.

With sedation dentistry, you’re able to overcome your fear of the dentist and catch up on all of the oral health services that you need. From there, regular preventative care strategies can help you avoid recurring problems before they have a chance to start.

Electing to have a sleep dentistry appointment could be one of the best things you’ve ever done for yourself or your smile!

Do You Qualify for Sleep Dentistry?

Melton Dental Group offers comprehensive smile services for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to caring for your family! Schedule a consultation with our Melton sleep dentists today for a sedation screening and evaluation.