Sleep Dentistry

Dental Sedation by Specialist Anaesthetists …the Difference in Safety

Goldfields Family Dental 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.

IV Sleep dentistry at Goldfields Family Dental is run by specialist anaesthetists who administer the anaesthetic and provide specialist medical supervision. Our anaesthetists have extensive experience in various anaesthetic techniques and IV Sedation, assisting in a broad range of adult and paediatric dentistry treatments. Their additional experience in Intensive Care and airway management underlines the level of expertise and safety that can be expected at the clinic.

For more information on IV Sedation treatment offered at our clinic, book an appointment today.

General anaesthetic procedures are carried out at Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital using the latest in specialised dental equipment and materials. Patients are required to visit Goldfields Family Dental for a consultation (including a dental examination and diagnostic x-rays). Arrangements are then made with the Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital where their dental treatment will be provided by an accredited dentist from Goldfields Family Dental. Most dental patients are admitted as day only patients and ordinarily discharged within 2 hours of their procedure. Contact GFD to book your consultation today.

Penthrox or “the green whistle”, is an inhaling device that provides immediate relief from pain and anxiety during treatment. It helps relax muscles like the tongue so is great for use in patients who are gaggers.

Oral sedation is ideal for people who want moderate sedation. We administer the oral sedatives one hour before the dental procedure. For moderate sedation, we offer you a pill of valium/diazepam. For oral sedation an escort to and from the procedure is required.

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