General anaesthesia requires specialist equipment and highly trained staff, including a consultant anaesthetist and therefore, can only be delivered at certain sites. This is usually at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
We undertake removal of teeth (but usually not orthodontic extractions) in some children who are usually very young and are unable to tolerate their dental extractions with normal methods.
We also carry out fillings, extractions and preventative treatment, such as sealant, scaling and polishing in adult and child patients who have complex needs and are eligible for treatment under general anaesthesia.
The Wand is an injection system which replaces the traditional syringe. Using computerised technology the Wand delivers a supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner.
We provide a panoramic X-ray machine that takes a two dimensional image of the entire mouth. It is quicker to take than a traditional dental x-ray and the image is clearer and can benefit a lot of our patients.
We are able to offer dental treatment with Inhalation Sedation for children and adults who experience dental anxiety. Patients are usually referred to our service by their dentist and must meet our acceptance criteria.
Patients who are unable to transfer to a dental chair and do not use a wheelchair which can be reclined, can be treated in surgery at our clinics in Gloucester, Stroud and Cheltenham.
It is important that patients feel comfortable and supported whilst receiving their dental treatment. We have bariatric facilities at our clinics in Gloucester, Stroud and Cheltenham.
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