More than just teeth

When you think of dental treatment in Mackay, what comes to mind? Getting your teeth cleaned, getting a filling or maybe getting a tooth extracted. It’s par for the course at almost all dental practices but at Walkerston Dental in Walkerston we go one step further by providing our patients with a range of advanced services.

Let’s take a look at two of these services and how they can help you:

Dental Treatments in MackayGetting a good night’s rest

Sleep apnoea is a condition where you momentarily stop breathing while you sleep and then suddenly gasp for air, which unsurprisingly can wake you up. It can leave you feeling tired, worn out and as a result can even lead to depression and weight gain. It is also associated with increased risks of heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. It is caused by your throat muscles relaxing, which causes your airway to collapse in on itself. So how can we help with dental treatment in Mackay?

For mild-to-moderate cases we can provide you with a specially designed dental appliance that you wear at night. It holds the lower jaw slightly forward to help keep your airway open as you sleep.

Getting rid of tongue-tie

Tongue-tie is when the band of tissue that connects your tongue to the base of your mouth is too tight. This can cause difficulties with speech and sometimes even tooth alignment. You may have come across tongue-tie in reference to babies as it can make it difficult for them to feed. If your infant has tongue-tie, there is no need to worry. It is simple enough for us to fix this with a straightforward procedure called a frenectomy, where we will release the band of tissue connecting the tongue to the base of the mouth.

And there is more

We also offer services to treat jaw ache caused by excessive teeth grinding, as well as several options to help nervous patients get through their dental treatment in Mackay, such as general anaesthesia and happy gas.

Find out how we can help you enjoy better oral health by getting in touch today. You may just be surprised by how much we can do for you.