If you are afraid of the dentist, you are not alone. Being scared of going to dentist is in fact very common. About 2.5 million people in the UK experience dental phobia. Now that it is a recognised phobia, more and more dentists are training in ways to make people feel more at ease when they visit the dentist.
That said, there’s a very big difference between popping into the dentist for a check-up, or a scale and polish, and opting for a lengthy treatment with a fair bit of drilling, like dental implants.
Yet dental implants in North London can have such a dramatically beneficial impact on your quality of life that it is almost a tragedy that people refuse to go down the route of complete tooth replacement out of fear.
Helping you feel at ease
Here at Adams Dental in North London, dental implants can be placed with the help of additional methods to help you relax if you are a nervous dental patient. We use a local anaesthetic to make sure that the insertion is as comfortable as possible. We can also offer you hypnosis, sedation, noise cancelling headphones and other patient entertainment options to make your treatment less gruelling. We are dedicated to ensuring you feel at ease during your treatment.
What can make people feel so scared is the knowledge that we will be drilling into the jawbone rather than the tooth. People then draw on their experience of having their teeth drilled and conclude that drilling into the bone must be far worse. In fact, in terms of pain, drilling into bone is less traumatic because the bone has far fewer nerve endings than your teeth. That said the process takes a while. This is because we have to drill very carefully, starting with a narrow drill bit and then expanding it. This is done so that we do not crack the jawbone.
The good news is that if you take care of your North London dental implants you need never have them replaced. The porcelain crowns will not decay the way that natural teeth can, and the implants in the jaw are robust enough to last for the rest of your life.