There is a common misconception that courage is the absence of fear. In fact, courage is doing something even though you are afraid. Medals are awarded for bravery because the person pushed through their fear to do something. Very few people indeed never feel afraid, the rest of us do whatever we need to do even though we are scared, and if we can, we get help with it.
At Adams Dental, we want to do everything we can to help you get the dental implants in North London that you need to improve the quality of your life, and that includes being able to offer a choice of sedation to our nervous dental patients.
Dentistry comes with a long history of scared patients going through difficult procedures, and so it’s no surprise really that dentophobia is a recognised condition, and that ways have been developed to treat it.
The dental implant procedure can produce real anxiety in some of our patients, making it impossible for them to relax through the treatment, which involves cutting through the gum to carefully drill an artificial socket into the jawbone.
Although this is not a particularly painful procedure, as there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth, it does seem to be up there in the top ten treatments that scare people. So, even though all this treatment needs in terms of pain management is a local anaesthetic, we also offer sedation so that you are fully relaxed, possibly even drift off, during this treatment to place dental implants in North London.
This is a tablet that you swallow about an hour before your treatment. It will deeply relax you but you will stay awake and be able to respond to the dentist if you need to.
Sedation straight into your bloodstream has an immediate and powerful effect. You may well drift off, but if you are spoken to, you will be able to respond.
Please ask us if you want to know about which sedation to choose with dental implants in North London.