Do I need a Special Care Dentist?
Do you have difficulty accessing dental care?
Do you have you a dental phobia?
Do you want to be asleep for your dentistry?
Does an acquired or developmental disability create a barrier to dental care?
Most people can receive treatment from a general dentist but if you experience barriers that prevent this, Special Care and Sedation Dentistry may be the best option for you. If you answer yes to the above questions you can receive treatment by a Special Care Dentist.
What does a Special Care Dentist do?
Special Care Dentists provide the full range of dental treatment to people who find going to the dentist difficult. This may be due to dental anxiety or dental phobia, neurological disorders, developmental disabilities, physical impairment or a range of medical conditions. To make sure dental visits are effective, treatment often includes IV dental sedation, nitrous oxide dental sedation or dental general anaesthesia.
I provide private comprehensive prevention and treatment such as cleaning (periodontal scaling), fillings, extractions, root canal treatment, crowns, bridges, dentures and implants. I also coordinate private multidisciplinary care with the full team of dental specialists in the Hermitage Dental Clinic, so as no treatment is impossible.
How is this done?
There are many ways to make your treatment easier. These include simple behaviour support techniques and hypnosis, through to gas and air to IV sedation. We also provide care fully asleep with general anaesthetic. See my dental phobia and dental sedation sections for more adjuncts that we use to remove barriers from oral health.