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Sleep Dentistry Woodvale

Did you know that dental anxiety affects one in six Australian adults and one in ten children? According to research conducted by the University of Adelaide, roughly 5% of Australians report experiencing severe dental phobia, with middle-aged women being among the most common sufferers. While the severity of dental related fear does vary, a lot of people who report feelings of anxiety avoid the dentist entirely, which can result in some serious health repercussions.

However, going to the dentist doesn’t need to be a fear-inducing experience, thanks to sleep dentistry.

Sleep Dentistry Woodvale

What is Sleep Dentistry?

As a form of sedation dentistry, the sleep dentistry treatment we offer at our Woodvale clinic will ensure you’re feeling sleepy and out of it well before we start working on repairing your teeth. If you decide sleep dentistry is for you, there are three types of sedation techniques you can choose from: inhalation, oral, and intravenous sedation.

Inhalation Sedation

This technique involves breathing in a nitrous oxide or laughing gas prior to treatment.

Oral Sedation

An anti-anxiety pill will be administered prior to treatment.

Intravenous Sedation

The most invasive of the three options, intravenous sedation involves receiving an injection of drugs. Make sure you consult with your dentist prior to undergoing this type of sedation.

The Benefits of Sleep Dentistry

Sleep dentistry is often recommended to patients who are getting invasive and painful treatments, such as root canals and teeth extractions. Sleep dentistry will also ensure:

  • You remain calm for the duration of your procedure – It will control your natural gag reflex
  • When sedated, you can undergo more extensive treatments, which can reduce the total number of dental visits required to repair your teeth
  • You will have little or no memory of the treatment
  • You will also receive a better quality treatment as your dentist and dental nurse won’t be distracted by trying to calm you down

However, sedation dentistry should only be performed by a licensed and experience dentist, like Woodvale Dental Surgery.

For a qualified dental surgery in Perth, contact Woodvale Dental Surgery today!

Call us today on 08 9309 2010

to find out more about our Sleep Dentistry services in Perth

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