A Better Smile Dental Centres offer three different types of sedation alternatives for your dentistry procedures. You could be confident your next visit to the dentist will be relaxed and pain free.
Dr. Joel Kligman and Dr. Simon Briggs are expert in Twilight Sleep Dentistry or IV Sedation.
We also offer the services of a licensed medical anaesthetist for those patients with special needs.
Yes. In most cases you will be in a state partway between conscious and unconscious, but you would be able to respond to commands.
Sedation dentistry is appropriate for any short or long procedure, from simple fillings to crowns, implants, extractions, etc.
It is highly recommended for anxious or nervous patients.
The only side effects reported are occasional mild drowsiness for 24 hours. A dry mouth is a common but transient effect of the sedation.
Yes. Please do not eat for 6 hours before your scheduled appointment. If your appointment is in the morning, this means nothing to eat or drink from midnight the night before. If you have an afternoon appointment, it may be OK to have a small snack or meal beforehand but you must finish it no less than 6 hours prior to your treatment. If in doubt, please do not eat.
Remember, if you are not properly fasted, your appointment may have to be rescheduled.
Please wear comfortable clothing, remember that most dental treatments are prolonged.
Short sleeves are recommended to allow a blood pressure cuff to be fitted to one of your upper arms.
Avoid one-piece outfits, sometimes an adhesive patch needs to be placed on the side of your rib cage under your blouse or shirt.
Yes, you can take your usual medications at the time you would normally have them, even within the fasting period. In this case, you can drink a small sip of water to swallow your pills.
If you are diabetic, please contact us to properly discuss your options.
After the procedure is finished you will have a brief recovery period after which you can go straight home. You must be accompanied home by a responsible adult.
Remember you cannot walk, drive, or take any type of public transport to get home. Neither, you should think to go to work or sign any legal document. In most cases, you can resume your normal life the next day after the procedure.
If you have not made arrangements to be accompanied home, your procedure may need to be rescheduled.