If you have been putting off much needed dental treatment because of fear or anxiety, Freedom Dental can offer sedation dentistry as an option.
Also known as “sleep” dentistry, this method uses medication to help patients relax during dental procedures. Sleep dentistry is an effective option for patients who require multiple procedures in a single visit or for patients who require a particularly complex procedure. It can also a suitable option for patients suffering from dental anxiety or a specific medical condition, so they can experience their treatment in a stress-free, relaxed state of mind.
Appropriate candidates for Sleep Dentistry
Different from Sleep Dentistry, Sleep Medicine concerns disorders associated with sleep. This includes such things as breathing problems while sleeping, snoring, obstruction of your airways while sleeping (or sleep apnoea), teeth grinding while asleep or awake and TMJ (Temporomandibular disorder).
All of these problems affect your life in may ways and as such, treatment must be a holistic one. Left untreated, these disorders, or a combination of them, can lead to joint pain, neck and back pain, crooked teeth, worn down teeth, misaligned jaws and even heart disease.
For a detailed look in to Sleep Medicine please contact our friendly team.