A Few Unique Solutions to Everyday Complaints

Woman with teeth problem

It is becoming more and more common for a dentist in Sydney CBD to tackle complaints that were once thought to be taboo to speak of or simply unsolvable.

Sleeping complaints are common in Australia, with 33%-45% of adults suffering during the day due to inadequate sleep. This can be caused by many things, but in particular, sleep apnea is a big culprit.

However, many people wouldn’t consider talking to their dentist about these complaints. This however may be the perfect solution, provided a patient doesn’t suffer from the also common and sometimes unexplainable dental phobia.

These two common issues will be discussed in today’s article where it will be made clear to all that a modern-day dental clinic can provide answers and support for such a wide array of complaints; not just filling and drilling.

How can sleep apnea be an issue to discuss with a dentist and what can they do about it?

There are a variety of options in the form of dental mouthpieces and other oral devices that are specifically designed to provide people who snore or who have obstructive sleep apnea a solution to this problem.

The method behind these devices stems from the way the lower jaw sits when a person sleeps. If a person sleeps unhealthily, it is most likely that their lower jaw drops backwards and obstructs the breathing airways.

By repositioning the lower jaw so that it sits further forward and keeps the airways open, there is a less chance that the patient will snore.

The treatment essentially takes an impression of a patient’s teeth in order to make a custom-fitted mouth guard that is worn during sleep. It is a comfortable and durable plastic that holds the bottom jaw forward slightly.

By providing unobstructed breathing, the wearer will enjoy less disrupted sleep patterns, which will improve their health as well as the health of their partner’s.

But what if a person is too scared to go to the dentist?

Woman with teeth problem

It isn’t only the fear of the drill that keeps people delaying their visits to a dentist. Some people simply cannot bring themselves to climb into a dental chair or even set foot into a practice.

With so many issues that a dental practice can provide solutions for, it is inevitable that caring dentists will do all they can to encourage people to find a solution to their fears in order to bring about good oral health as well as improving their general health as a result.

By providing as much supportive information as possible, dentists are able to alleviate some fears that patients have. Knowledge is power and a friendly and warm environment that does not focus on the scary stuff such as dental decay and bad breath, will allow a patient to come to terms with their fears at their own pace.

In order to feel welcomed and able to ask any questions an individual might have without fear of judgement or ridicule, they must first understand that their dentist only wants to align their hopes to reality.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.