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It’s no secret that regular dental check-ups are essential, but for many people, the idea of visiting the dentist stirs up feelings of dread and anxiety.

The good news is that at Marriott & Hand, we offer a range of sleep and sedation dentistry options because we know dental fear is a common condition. In fact, thousands of Australians are affected by dental anxiety, and as a result, many people are held back from receiving the dental treatment they need.

Avoiding dental check-ups can be detrimental to your oral health, and can affect your overall well-being in the long-term. So, if you’re feeling nervous about coming in to see us, rest assured that you will undergo dental treatment in a comfortable, compassionate environment and that you have the option of opting for sedation dentistry so that you can completely relax.

What sleep and sedation dentistry options do we offer?

At Marriott & Hand, we offer a number of options, from a simple to self-administer relaxant to a general anaesthetic so that you can be completely comfortable during a treatment. We’ll talk you through the procedure before we begin any treatment, and address any questions and concerns you might have. If you do decide to opt for a sedation option, you can relax knowing that you’re in expert hands.

Why choose sedation dentistry?

While many patients decide to undergo treatment under sedation because they feel anxious and afraid of dental procedures, sedation dentistry is also an option for those who would like to have multiple treatments completed in one appointment. If you require a number of treatments but don’t have the time to come in for multiple dental visits, we can arrange that all of the treatments are performed in just one appointment. In this case, we will advise you of the best sedation option for your particular needs.

What kind of practice do we run?

We pride ourselves on having gentle and friendly staff, and our dental practice has a relaxed, calm atmosphere suited to even the most anxious patients. We also use the latest, state-of-the-art technology so that we can provide the best possible treatments available, from a simple check-up to more complex treatments, like restorative dentistry and orthodontics.

We will always keep you completely informed of your diagnosis and what it means, as well as any recommended treatments. It’s important to us that our patients understand what their treatments involve, and that they feel comfortable throughout the process.

I’ve avoided the dentist for a while. What should I do?

Your best bet is to come in for routine dental check-up and clean. This will allow us to examine your teeth and gums and determine if there are any abnormalities that require treatment. Some common issues include swollen gums, mouth sores, and softening of the tooth enamel and dentine, as well as gum disease and decay.

We may recommend that you have some dental x-rays taken so that we can check for any issues in the roots of the teeth and in the jaw bones. If we find any issues, we can recommend a treatment plan best suited to your needs. At this point, we can also discuss sedation options if the thought of undergoing treatment makes you nervous.

Try to come in for a dental check-up every six months, even if you are feeling anxious. Early diagnosis and treatment helps to minimise the need for complicated procedures at a later stage. It’s also a good idea to get your teeth professionally cleaned regularly in order to get rid of bacteria that can lead to bone loss and tooth decay.

Are you ready to make an appointment? Contact us today to arrange an appointment.