Southgate Surgical Suites in Lethbridge provides dentists with the opportunity to perform dental surgeries and procedures while their patients are under anaesthesia.
What is sleep dentistry?
Sleep dentistry means undergoing dental or treatment procedures while under the effects of anaesthesia. Anaesthesia is an essential element of dental surgery that many dentists don't have access to at their own clinic, forcing them to refer their patients to another practice.
At Southgate Surgical Suites, dentists have the opportunity to perform dentistry using oral sedation for all ages, especially pediatric patients and wisdom teeth extractions in a fully equipped operating room.
The Benefits of Dental Anaesthesia
Anaesthesia allows dental patients to undergo dental surgery without pain or stress. And for patients who feel nervous or anxious about undergoing dental treatment in general, sleep dentistry eliminates the sensations of dentistry they find objectionable.
In short, sleep dentistry allows patients to undergo the dental care then need without being at all aware of the experience.
Sleep Dentistry at Southgate Surgical Suites
Dental surgery comprises a number of medical procedures related to the teeth, jawbone, and gums. These include wisdom teeth removal and other tooth extractions, dental implants, and more.
Dental surgery may be performed for aesthetic reasons, health reasons, or a combination of the two.
Any general dental procedure can also be performed under anaesthesia on patients who experience severe anxiety around dental care, or who have disabilities that would make dental care difficult or impossible otherwise. Dental procedures that can be performed under anaesthesia include crowns, bridges, and root canals.
Visiting the dentist can be very stressful for children, especially for those who are very young, or have disabilities that make dental care difficult. In these cases, dental anaesthesia can help.
Sleep dentistry allows children with severe anxiety or disabilities get the dental care they need without the stress.