27 Jun Feel the fear and do it anyway
If you are a sufferer of dentophobia, please don’t let your fear stop you from enjoying the vastly improved life that comes from having dental implants in North London.
These mini-miracles of engineering have been transforming lives for over 30 years and in the 21st century they have become the go-to replacement for missing teeth. The reason is simple: they give you back the full function of your teeth, unlike bridges and dentures.
However, in North London dental implants have to be fitted during a minor surgical procedure and the thought of it can be enough to put some nervous patients off. Instead, they go for tooth restoration solutions that don’t require the drill, but also don’t give the long-term stability that implants do.
Helping you with dental implants
At Dental Beauty Southgate, in North London, dental implant surgery is tailored to your needs. When you come to us for a consultation, we will talk you through your options. If you are anxious about the implant procedure, or any procedures you need to make your jawbones ready to receive implants, we can make sure that you receive enough sedation that you will float through the procedures fully relaxed, yet able to respond to the dentist if needs be.
For nervous dental patients, we offer a choice of two kinds of sedation. Oral sedation comes in tablet form. You take the tablet on the morning of your procedure. The oral sedation option will make you comfortable and relaxed during your implant surgery, but you will not be fully sedated. For that you will need intravenous (IV) sedation. This means that the sedative drugs go straight into your bloodstream, via a needle either in your arm or the back of your hand. The effect is much quicker, almost instantaneous deep relaxation. This is a much stronger form of sedation, so it is administered by trained anaesthetists. Your levels of sedation can be monitored, and altered if necessary, throughout the surgery. You will need someone to drive you home afterwards.
There is never any need to avoid the dentist for fear of being in pain. Do not let your fear deprive you of life-enhancing treatments.