Exploring the full range of services at Northern Beach Dental in Mackay
At Northern Beaches Dental, we are happy to offer our patients a wide range of services so that we can meet as many of their needs as possible. Even if you have an unusual issue that you need to see a dentist in Mackay about, we can often help. There are as many issues and experiences out there as there are people, and we can adapt our skills to offer you the support you need.
Below we discuss just a few of the less common, but still perfectly normal, issues that we come across on a regular basis.
Not everyone is comfortable visiting the dentist. If this applies to you, we can offer you the opportunity to use inhalation sedation to help you relax and be calm during any dental treatment.
Temporomandibular joint disorder and bruxism
The jaw is moved around by powerful, multi-directional muscles on the sides of the face. They are incredibly strong and can exert an average of 170lbs of force. Occasionally, people can bite up to a pressure of 275lbs. If something goes wrong with the bite, it can cause someone considerable issues with pain or damage to the teeth. People can acquire the habit of compulsively grinding their teeth (bruxism) or they can get long-standing tensions that affect muscles all over the upper torso. This latter issue is often called temporomandibular joint disorder. Both problems can have a strong impact on someone’s life. If you are suffering from either of these issues, we can help you at the dentist in Mackay.
Underneath the tongue there is a small section of skin which keeps it anchored to the floor of the mouth. In some people, this can cause issues if it does not allow for free movement of the tongue. It can affect someone’s ability to speak, for example. In these situations, they may consider the idea of a frenectomy, which is where this piece of skin is cut to give the tongue a few more millimetres in length. We can discuss the benefits of this service with you if you think you might be a candidate for this treatment at the dentist in Mackay.