A lot of people experience anxiety and fear when they visit the dentist. This often dissuades them from making or attending appointments, causing issues to go unchecked and untreated. Fortunately, East Bentleigh Dental Group offers Sanctum, a therapeutic dental device that helps patients relax and reduce their distress. This blog post contains more details about how Sanctum can reduce dental anxiety and help patients feel safe, comfortable and at ease during their appointment.
Sanctum is a remarkable device that makes dental appointments less scary in a variety of ways. Firstly, it provides significant relaxation by applying pressure that causes a reflexive contraction followed by a broad relaxation of face muscles. Secondly, this compression improves lymphatic drainage by pushing metabolites out of muscle tissues which prevents irritation.
Sanctum’s compressional massage therapy also promotes collagen production which speeds up the recovery process, causes parasympathetic dominance to enhance mood, and increases blood flow that makes dental anaesthesia dissolve up to 50% faster. In addition, the Sanctum device provides a completely enclosed environment to protect the eyes from airborne debris.
The Sanctum dental device has five modes depending on which stage of the process it’s used. These include pre-treatment, treatment, surgical relaxation, recovery after dental treatment, and recovery after anaesthesia mode. Each mode is intended to make the patient feel more at ease and, by extension, help the dentist get the job done more easily.
At East Bentleigh Dental Group, we’re proud to offer the Sanctum device for patients to wear, helping to minimise distress and discomfort during dental treatments. If you have any queries or want to make an appointment, we’re reachable via phone or online enquiry.