If you’ve lost teeth and are thinking about having dental implants in North London, but are worried that the implant procedure will be too much for you, then please stop worrying right now.
At Adams Dental, we understanda that fear of the dentist is a very real experience for many people. It even has a name: dentophobia. We would hate it if we thought our patients were too scared to have such a life-changing procedure.
That is why when you come to us for dental implants in North London, we will first talk you through exactly what is going to happen, giving you as many, or as few, of the details as will make you feel more comfortable.
Getting through your implant procedure
The vast majority of dental implants in North London are inserted into the jawbone under local anaesthetic. The jawbone has fewer nerve endings in it than a tooth root, which means local anaesthetic is strong enough to deal with the pain.
However, there is quite a lot of drilling. When we insert a dental implant, we need to drill the channel for it very carefully, so that we do not crack the jawbone. This is why we start off making the hole with a thin drill bit and once that is done, we increase the diameter of the hole with a wider drill. Throughout the procedure, we will also bathe the area with cool water. This is done so that the heat created by the drill does not badly damage cells in the jawbone.
If that sounds utterly terrifying to you, you may well be a candidate for sedation dentistry. When you have your implant consultation with us, we can talk you through the options. We offer intravenous (IV) sedation, which goes straight into the bloodstream and deeply relaxes you almost immediately. If you think you would like something less full on, you can have oral sedation, which means taking a tablet in the morning before your procedure. We also offer hypnotherapy.
With so many options, there is no need to be scared of having dental implants in North London.