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Sleep Dental

Sleep Dental

sleep-dentistryMany people avoid going for dental treatment due to fear. As a result both their dental health and general health suffers.

Charlestown Dental offers nervous patients sleep dental via either IV sedation or by general anaesthetic treatment at a local hospital.

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IV Sedation.

IV Sedation provides a very effective method in providing anxiety relief and pain control during dental procedures.

The sedative is usually given into a vein in the back of the hand or forearm.

Once the patient drifts off into a state of drowsiness dental treatment is carried out.

In many occasion the patient has little memory of the entire procedure and usually can go home after a short period.

Although dentists with postgraduate training can administer the sedative, Charlestown Dental believes a specialist medical anaesthetist is the best person to perform the anaesthetic procedure with the greatest safety.

Our Sedation Team compromises of:

  • Specialist medical anaesthetist
  • Registered nurse, and two dental nurses
  • Dentist.

All types of dental treatment can be done under IV sedation.

The most common treatment are:

Wisdom teeth removal

  • Orthodontic extractions and general tooth removal.
  • Implant procedures.
  • Soft tissue surgery and sinus procedures.
  • Endodontic surgery (apicectomy)
  • General dental treatment for nervous patients.

With our modern medical monitoring equipment our Sedation Team at Charlestown Dental will ensure that you have a anxious free dental visit whatever the procedure is.


General Anaesthetic

Sometime a general anaesthetic is recommended in certain cases.

At Charlestown and Wallsend Dental general anaesthetic treatment is usually carried out at Lingard Hospital in Merewether.

During this procedure the general anaesthetic will result in complete loss of consciousness.

The patient is completely unaware of treatment and will not feel any pain.

Recovery is usually longer and less pleasant than with IV sedation.