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A Dental Theatres is where we perform dental surgery. These are operations on your teeth and gums.
We provide a service offering General Anaesthetic and intravenous sedation. The dental theatre department consists of two areas which are located on the ground floor by reception four:
- Day Case Unit
- General anaesthetic Chair Unit
What we do
Our patients include children, adults and people with special or additional needs who are referred to us from other departments within the hospital.
All the staff who work within our department have a great deal of knowledge and many years experience in all aspects of the services we provide. We are a small, friendly unit, and aim to give our patients the best care possible in a safe environment, while offering reassurance and support to those that accompany them to their appointments.
Both the day case unit and general anaesthetic(G.A) chair unit provide a service offering general anaesthetic and intravenous sedation.
Day Case Unit
Consists of two separate bays each housing three beds for patients who are admitted pre-operatively, recover post-operatively and subsequently discharged. It has an anaesthetic room and operating theatre.
General Anaesthetic (G.A.) Chair Unit
Consists of a pre-assessment and admission room and a G.A.suite where treatment is carried out whilst patients are sat in a dental chair. On completion of treatment patients are transferred on a bed to a connecting recovery area and subsequently discharged.
The type of anaesthetic offered will depend upon what is appropriate for each individual.
The type of dental treatment required and any medical conditions will need to be considered during the treatment planning and may influence the final decision.
Monday to Friday 8.00am - 5.00pm.
The nursing team is led by a ward sister and includes registered general nurses, registered dental nurses, two of whom have an additional theatre recovery qualification.
Several dental clinicians have operating sessions within the department and consultant anaesthetic cover is provided the Anaesthetic Department in the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.