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    Visiting the dentist can be stress-free with sleep dentistry in Thornlie

    Does the thought of visiting the dentist make you anxious? Have you been avoiding your dental check-ups because it’s all too stressful? If so, help is at hand. Here at Spencer Road Dental Care, we offer sedation dentistry from a trained sedation dentist, and it will change your life for the better. For some people, the unpleasantness of a dental appointment isn’t so much fear as it is stress from the “claustrophobia” when dental instruments and hands enter the mouth. Fortunately, there is a solution to the problem – anxiety-free dentistry!

    Who can benefit from sleep dentistry?

    Sleep dentistry can benefit people who:

    • Are fearful or anxious about receiving dental treatment
    • Dislike needles in the mouth
    • Have a low tolerance to pain
    • Have had a traumatic experience with dentistry in the past
    • Dislike the noises, smells, or tastes of dentistry
    • Gag easily and cannot tolerate other objects in their mouths
    • Have difficulty getting numb
    • Have jaw problems or have difficulty keeping their mouth open
    • Have complex dental problems or need long sessions in the dental surgery
    • Are busy and wish to have more work done in fewer sessions

    Recent studies have shown that individuals with poor dental health have a higher risk of being diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is, therefore, important that your general dental health is maintained.

    Methods of sleep dentistry

    There are different methods of sleep dentistry-administration available:

    • Oral
    • Inhalation
    • Intravenous

    For extremely fearful patients, general anaesthesia may be necessary. With any of the above sedation techniques, you would need transport to and from the dental practice safely.

    What to expect

    When you arrive for your appointment, you may feel drowsy but awake, depending on the type of pre-medication you may have taken prior to your visit. Most importantly, you will feel more relaxed and anxiety free. While you are in the chair, Dr. Chan and the dental team will monitor you very closely. You will not be unconscious, but will just be in a soothing mental and emotional “distance” from all that is happening.

    Before you know it, the procedure will be finished, and it is time to go home thanks to sleep dentistry! 

    Visiting the dentist can be stress-free with sleep dentistry in Thornlie. Call 08 9459 7675 today to find out more.

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