Avoiding dental visits due to fear compromises the health of your teeth and gums and overall well-being. If you are one of that 30% of the population who suffers from dental anxiety or phobia, we at United Smiles can help you overcome this with our sleep dentistry.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
Sleep dentistry is also referred to as “sedation dentistry”. It is used to calm the patient and help them experience an anxiety-free feeling during dental procedures. Patients that are too anxious to visit the dentist will be able to receive the care they need while avoiding this common phobia.
The primary goal of sleep dentistry is to reduce pain and discomfort during a dental procedure. It enables you to respond to speech or touch unlike deep sedation, so you can continue to communicate with your dentist.
Medications that are used for sedative dentistry include depressants, tranquilisers and anti-anxiety drugs. They are administered before any dental procedure begins.
Benefits of Sleep Dentistry
Relaxed visit – sleep dentistry makes it easier for the patient to undergo the treatment in a more relaxed state as the sedatives help to calm your nerves.
Responsible dental visits – the most common reason as to why patients don’t visit their dentist regularly is due to the fear of sitting in a chair and being under the dental lights while someone is working on their mouth. Sedation dentistry can help you to become calm and relaxed about your appointment, so you will feel less fearful about visiting your dentist for regular appointments.
Better care and treatment – a relaxed patient helps the dentist provide proper and efficient treatment. If you are tense or anxious, you can be fidgety and restless because of fear or anticipation. Sedation dentistry can help you to relax your mouth and body, and as a result, you can receive better treatment.
Pain-free – patients who undergo sedation dentistry will likely experience very little pain or none at all. Pain is a significant factor as to why people avoid visiting the dentist. Your Mernda dentist at United Smiles can alleviate this pain through sedation therapy.
Safe Sleep Dentistry Administered by your Mernda Dentist at United Smiles
Overcoming your fear of dentist also means giving your teeth the care and attention they need. At United Smiles, we administer completely safe sleep dentistry methods using an advanced form of sedation dentistry and safety equipment to provide a pleasant, pain-free dental experience.
United Smiles is conveniently located in the heart of Mernda Village, serving patients from Doreen, Beveridge, Whittlesea, Mernda and from all Melbourne metro areas. Our dental office includes ample parking at the rear of the building. Wheelchair access is also available at the front of the building. Surgery can be performed on patients while they are still in their wheelchairs.
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At United Smiles, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers. To find out more, visit our special offers page today!