18 Jul Feel the fear and do it anyway
In North London, dental implants have been transforming people’s lives, giving them back the ability to eat foods they have had to avoid because of wearing dentures or bridges. These are often the nutritious foods we need to maintain a healthy body: crunchy vegetables and salads, fruits, nuts, and meats. Being able to eat properly again, as well as speak and laugh without worrying about mishaps, and to no longer have the hassles associated with denture care, can be a huge liberation.
And yet, people who would greatly benefit from dental implants in North London are choosing not to have them because they find going to the dentist is a very challenging experience.
Fear of the dentist is a very real and complex phenomemon. Its medical name is dentophobia. Sufferers will go years without a check-up, and lose teeth rather than go through the anxiety and dread that dental visits bring up for them.
At Dental Beauty Southgate, we understand how nervous dental visits can make people. That’s why we never rush appointments, and will always take the time to listen to your concerns before we start treatment.
The surgery for inserting dental implants in North London is not particularly painful. Indeed, there are fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, so the procedure can easily be managed under local anaesthetic. However, we appreciate that the idea of it is daunting and that is why we offer two kinds of sedation.
This is administered through a drip into the bloodstream. The advantage of this is it goes to work almost immediately and it can be monitored and managed as the surgery goes along. IV sedation makes you pretty heavily sedated, so you will be fully relaxed and can float through the treatment, but you will still be able to respond if the dentist speaks to you.
This is great for those who don’t like needles. You inhale nitrous oxide and oxygen through a small mask over your nose and will be awake but deeply peaceful as we work on you.
We can make dental implants in North London a positive experience, so don’t let your fear stop you having them put in.