Sleep Dentistry is not new but it is a very specialized procedure that involves using a wide range of equipment and anaethetics, all by skillfully trained staff. For this specific reason not many clinics in New Zealand offer this kind of service. The anaesthetic used during the procedure varies from patient to patient and from case to case.
Sleep Dentistry is not new but it is a very specialized procedure that involves using a wide range of equipment and anaethetics, all by skillfully trained staff. For this specific reason not many clinics in New Zealand offer this kind of service. The anaesthetic used during the procedure varies from patient to patient and from case to case.
Anaesthetics vary not only from procedure to procedure but especially from individual to individual. If you are a very nervous individual or you suffer from phobias related to needles/dental instruments, we suggest using sleep dentistry to help you relax and not remember the procedure that you are about to undertake. This also applies for children, who we don’t want to carry bad memories with them that will affect their future dental health.
It is definitely safe. Our trained anaesthetists will create a plan tailored on your little one’s needs considering the procedure he/she is about to undertake and his/her previous medical history. The anaesthetists will also be by your side throughout the entire procedure monitoring the pulse, carbon dioxide, pressure, oxygen and ECG. The anaesthetist will also adjust the medication throughout the course treatment to ensure that our little patients are safe and comfortable.
  1. You will need to make sure you tell us about pre-existing medical conditions and/or medications you are using.
  2. You will need to fast for 6 hours prior to the treatment (water included).
  3. You will need to ensure that somebody will be picking you up and giving you a lift home and helping you with activities that involve physical exertion such as housework as you may be drowsy.