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All about Sleep Dentistry

Posted by atreyee on April 3, 2009

Are you suffering since years because of your dental problems? You do not need to worry any more as sleep dentistry, which is also regarded as one of the most advanced forms of dental sedation will soon be put into practice by your dentist to cure you off your year-long dental problems.  Sleep dentistry is also known all over as the new anxiety free dentistry and is gaining popularity among all kinds of dental patients. Let us see for ourselves the various aspects related to sleep dentistry.


Why does one need to opt for sleep dentistry?

There are various reasons which might induce a person to opt for sleep dentistry:


·       Firstly, if you despise all sorts of needles or taste and smell associated with dental care, then you are bound to hate it.

·       Secondly, if you experience high levels of tension and anxiousness, it is considered safe to opt for sleep dentistry.

·       Thirdly, if you have had a bad dental experience in the past, then it will be worth opting for sleep dentistry.

·       Fourthly, you can look forward to sleep dentistry if you face difficulty in the achievement of numb sensation or have a very sensitive kind of tooth.

·       Lastly, you should be opting for sleep dentistry if you have very limited time in your hand to take care of your dental worries.


What is the purpose of sleep dentistry treatment?

The sole purpose of sleep dentistry is to cure you of dental problems like


·       Gum diseases

·       Placing an implant

·       Repairing of chipped or missing teeth


What will be the after-effect?

There will be no pain, whatsoever after the completion of the treatment. You will feel as if you have awakened after a relaxed and satisfying sleep. You will also feel quite good about the fact that your dental problem has been taken care of without any amount of discomfort.


What is the time duration of the sleep dentistry treatment?

Depending on the needs and the requirements it requires a maximum span of six hours for the treatment.


Is there any need to accompany the patient?

Yes, it proves to boost up the moral confidence of the sleep dentistry patient. It also becomes convenient for the patient as he/she gets to depend on somebody after the heavy doses of sedatives.


Is the patient monitored?

The patient is monitored from time to time and a member from the clinic is always with him/her and in case of any vital signs, they are always there to take care and give proper doses of medication.


Most of the Americans literally dread visiting a dentist even when dentistry has undergone a sea change. With sleep dentistry, however, the situation is completely under control and the patients no longer coil into a shell at the very mention of a dentist appointment. A perfect smile goes a long way in boosting up the self confidence of the individual and what can be better than the sleep dentistry cure in providing the patient with complete dental relief.



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