Chronic Pain and Its Impact on Oral Health

Chronic pain is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and its impact can be far-reaching. One area that is often overlooked when it comes to chronic pain is oral health. The link between chronic pain and oral health is a complex one, but it is essential to understand the connection to maintain good overall health.

Studies have shown that chronic pain can increase the risk of oral health problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. One of the main reasons for this is that chronic pain can lead to a decrease in oral hygiene habits. When people are experiencing chronic pain, it can be difficult to brush and floss properly, leading to a buildup of plaque and bacteria. This buildup can cause gum disease and tooth decay, which, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.

Another way that chronic pain can impact oral health is through medication. Many people who suffer from chronic pain take medication to manage their symptoms. These medications can have side effects that affect oral health. For example, some pain medications can cause dry mouth, which can lead to an increase in cavities and gum disease.

At Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we understand the impact that chronic pain can have on oral health, and we offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience dental anxiety due to their chronic pain. Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way to help patients relax during dental procedures. This technique can be especially beneficial for patients who experience chronic pain and find it difficult to sit still during their appointment.

Our team of experienced dentists can provide a range of sedation options, including “Nitrous Oxide” and “General Anaesthetic”. Nitrous oxide, also known as happy gas, is a mild sedative that can help patients relax during their appointment. General anaesthetic allows patients to receive dental treatment while they sleep, eliminating any anxiety or discomfort they may feel. This type of sedation is administered by a licensed anaesthetist and closely monitored to ensure patients remain safe and comfortable throughout the procedure.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it is essential to take care of your oral health. Regular dental checkups and good oral hygiene habits can help prevent oral health problems from developing. At Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre, we are here to help you maintain your oral health and manage your chronic pain. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more about our sedation dentistry options.