In extreme cases, you may need a general anaesthetic. Dental work under general anaesthetic is carried out at a special dental theatre at Randwick using a qualified anaesthetist. Following dental work under general anaesthetic on your lower teeth, your jaw will be numb for 3 to 5 hours, while for the upper teeth, due to a different type of injection used, the numbness will usually last for 1 to 2 hours. Please bear this in mind when planning the rest of your day.
If you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia of the dentist, having treatment can be difficult and even traumatic. At Shore Dental we want you to have the most pleasant experience possible. And ensure your oral health isn’t compromised by your fear. This is why we offer dental sedation, often called sleep dentistry. Many of our treatments can be done under dental sedation to quell your fear and ensure you have the best treatment without any discomfort. If you think sleep dentistry may be useful for you, chat to Dr Wilcox or Dr Cooke at your initial consultation or next dental checkup.