Sleep dentistry significantly reduces trauma and discomfort while all dental treatment is being completed. Our Harvard trained anesthesiologist (M.D.) provides the sedation while the sedation trained dentist completes all the dental treatment. Once you are asleep, the special care dentist will do all treatment, as indicated, including a comprehensive dental exam, full mouth x-rays, dental cleaning, and typically all dental treatment needed. This treatment is especially beneficial for people of all ages who are nervous at the dentist and people with special needs.
Jhasmin was unable to receive care in a dental office due to her medical condition. She required extensive treatment for her gums and teeth, which were all completed while she was asleep. She woke up smiling and this is a photo of her today, with much healthier teeth and gums.
We have provided dental care for over 200 people who required sedation for their dental work due to a medical condition or disability. We understand how difficult it is to go to a dental office for multiple appointments and extensive dental treatment when you have a physical or cognitive limitation. Untreated dental cavities can affect our whole body and can become painful and debilitating. We make every effort to help every person in need of sedation dentistry.
All treatment can be completed in one visit
In office sedation
Maui Memorial Medical Center
Hilo Medical Center
Mr. W had a severe phobia of dental treatment in the office, but required extensive dental care. We were able to take care of all his cavities while he was sleeping and now he is very happy, with a very healthy mouth.
We understand that you may have a severe dental phobia which may result in years of missing dental exams and dental cleanings. We always encourage our patients to seek routine care at the dental office. But if this is not possible due to fear of seeing the dentist, you are not alone. We have been fortunate to provide care with sedation for those with extensive dental needs and are unable to see the dentist in the office. We start with a consultation so we can meet you, better understand your situation, listen to your needs and desires, and find out how we can help you. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of care and help you achieve the healthiest outcome.
Jack Baldwin is our sweet patient who is very healthy, but due to his age, he could not cooperate for dental visits in the office. While he was sleeping, we were able to clean his teeth, take xrays, and take care of a few cavities. He and his family are much happier now that he is cavity free.
Young children and infants may experience cavities, often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay. It's not your fault. And you are not alone. Unfortunately, it is very common in this generation, largely due to the shift in our diet and the increasing sugar content of many foods and drinks. If your child needs multiple cavities treated and has a difficult time in the dental office, it may be best to treat your child while they are sleeping. We feel that the safest way to treat children who require sedation is in our hospital dental office. Most children can be treated safely in the dental office and most of these cavities can be prevented. However, if there is a need for sleep dentistry, we would be happy to meet with you first and find out if hospital dentistry is the best choice for your child.