28 Nov Dental implants in North London – oral sedation options
There are many patients who would rather do anything but visit the dentist. Even simple routine procedures present serious emotional challenges and the thought of having dental implants may seem impossible. In some cases, dental anxiety triggered from childhood experiences or simply from an irrational fear of the dentist, can be so great that further assistance is needed.
At Dental Beauty Southgate, our approach is simple and we believe in offering the best in personalised dental care set in the comfort of a relaxed and safe environment. All our dentists are sufficiently trained and qualified to treat patients who do not necessarily feel comfortable about dental implants in North London. We understand that oral sedation and IV sedation may be helpful options if you are worried.
Oral sedation is quite straightforward since it involves taking a tablet or capsule a few hours prior to the implant operation. This medication dampens down your senses and makes you less susceptible to pain or discomfort. It will also cause a mild case of amnesia and it is likely that you will not remember much about your treatment afterwards. Oral sedation should always be accompanied by a local anaesthetic and while it is suitable for every patient, you are advised to ask someone to drive you home afterwards.
IV (intravenous) sedation, is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reduce nerves, pain and anxiety during any dental treatment. This medication, which is injected straight into your bloodstream, induces a state of relaxation that will take your mind off the dental implant surgery. However, you will still be able to communicate with the dentist throughout the procedure. Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn and this is why it is really important to bring someone to drive you back home safely.
Leave your fears behind
Sedation isn’t the only way in which we can support nervous patients. By taking a kind and caring approach, and understanding the individual fears and concerns you face, we can help you reduce or overcome any anxieties related to dental implants in North London.