Hospital Services

Hospital Treatment

For patients that are determined to not be healthy enough to receive treatment either in our office or at the Kamloops Surgical Centre are able to have care at the Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) by Dr. Kiss.

Special Considerations
In order to have treatment completed at RIH you will first be scheduled a consultation at our office with Dr. Kiss to determine if you are a candidate.
There is a cost for this consultation that may not be covered by your dental plan.

Extractions Post operative instructions (link)

Kamloops Surgical Centre (KSC)

The following treatments can be performed at KSC while you have been put under general anaesthetic:

  1.  Restorative dentistry for paediatric patients between the ages of 3-14.
    • Children less than 3 years of age will need to be referred to a specialist to receive treatment.  The specialist is called a Pedodontist.
  2. 2.  Extractions
    • Wisdom Teeth
    • Extracting all remaining teeth to have dentures placed

Special Considerations
In order to have treatment completed at the KSC you will first be scheduled a consultation at our office with Dr. Kiss to determine if you are a candidate.
There is a cost for this consultation that may not be covered by your dental plan.

Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) Sedation

This is a mild form of sedation.  The patient will have an apparatus placed over their nose and will be asked to breath in the nitrous oxide in order to achieve the sedation.

Who is a candidate?

  1. Children/adults who have MILD anxiety towards dental care
  2. For patients requiring fillings &/or extractions

Special Considerations
If you are being referred to our office for treatment using Nitrous Oxide you will be scheduled for a consultation appointment prior to treatment in order to determine if you are a good candidate for this type of treatment.

Conscious and Oral Sedation

This is a mild to moderate form of sedation.  Your physician or dentist may prescribe an oral sedative, usually Lorazepam (Ativan) that will be taken 2 hours prior to your dental appointment. This medication will allow the patient to feel more relaxed during the appointment but it's effects are not as   predictable/controllable as other forms of sedation (see below)

Who is a candidate?

  1. Adults over the age of 18 in good general health
  2. Adults with MILD-MODERATE anxiety towards dental care
  3. Adults requiring all forms of dental treatment including: 
    • Fillings
    • Extractions (including wisdom teeth)
    • Root Canals
    • Crowns/Bridges

Special Considerations
A responsible adult must be available to bring and pick up the patient from this appointment (driving is not allowed while taking this medication)

Conscious Intravenous Sedation

This is a moderate form of sedation.  An IV will be started in the patient’s hand and a single drug called Midazolam will be administered to the patient to achieve the sedation.  This form of treatment will provide a much more predictable sedation than either oral/nitrous oxide sedation.

Who is a candidate?

  1. Adults over the age of 18 in good general health
  2. Adults with MILD-MODERATE anxiety towards dental care
  3. Adults requiring all forms of dental treatment including: 
    • Fillings
    • Extractions (including wisdom teeth)
    • Root Canals
    • Crowns/Bridges

Special Considerations
In order to determine if you are a candidate for IV sedation you will be scheduled for a consultation prior to this form of treatment. A responsible adult must be available to bring and pick up the patient from this appointment.

 

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