Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the sleep disorders treated by a sleep dentist. This condition causes the patient to stop breathing periodically during the night due to physical inhibitions in the air passages. To diagnose the condition, the sleep dentist will evaluate the signs and symptoms and conduct tests and examinations. This article…
Why Stay Awake When You Can Try Sleep Dentistry?
If you want to relax, try sleep dentistry. While no one really thinks of a trip to the dentist as a relaxing experience, it can be. While we are not exactly a health spa, we do help you regain your oral health in a way that is entirely enjoyable. How? Sleep dentistry.
What Is Sleep Dentistry?
This is different from sedation dentistry, which is what numerous dentistry offices provide. Some dentists will only slightly numb the area they are working on; others will use sedation, which is typically medication injected into the site, along with nitrous oxide. We offer sleep dentistry, which takes things to a whole new level. We can literally put you to sleep so you not only miss feeling anything but you also may not even remember anything. This is one way to have the dental work done you need while being confident you will remain entirely stress-free.
Why We Offer Sleep Dentistry
While we could have offered sedation only and still done an excellent job for patients, we realized that there were so many people who needed dental care and did not receive it due to being afraid of what it might entail or what could happen during the procedure. Since most dental care is actually fairly comfortable, these fears are mostly unfounded. Even so, fear is a powerful emotion and it can become crippling. So much so, many adults simply refuse to visit the dentist regardless of how much they need to, simply because they want to avoid potential problems or pain. The good news is that you no longer need to be one of those people. If you have dental anxiety, that is okay. We can help you relax to the point that you sleep through the procedure. By the time you wake up, we will be done and you will be on the road to recovery.
Most of our patients qualify for sleep dentistry. However, you need to be in good health, and we will want to examine you prior to inducing sleep. This is not something we tend to do on a first meeting but instead, after all, the data have been gathered as it pertains to your oral and overall health.
After Your Treatment
Some people have an easier time recovering from a dental procedure thanks to sleep dentistry. This can be due to several reasons but among them the fact that once relaxed, you will not tense up. It is sometimes the tension and fear that creates a negative experience. We make it possible for you to go on without that fear, allowing you to relax, your muscles to stay loose, and for you to receive dental care at all times.
We are conveniently located and invite you to visit our practice at any time. When you come in, we will be happy to share with you the ways we are making it easier to receive dental care.