If you’ve lost teeth, you may be considering dental implants. These nifty titanium screws effectively replace the roots of your teeth, anchoring replacement options such as crowns, bridges and dentures, securely in place. The benefits of dental implants are many as they function like your natural teeth, restoring full bite force and ensuring your jawbone’s long-term health. Thanks to these benefits it makes sense to undergo the procedure. If you suffer from dental anxiety, however, you may consider putting off surgery, especially if you’re concerned about the noise of drills and sitting for extended periods of time in the dentist’s chair.
Anxiety is no joke
As your dentist in Southgate, Adams Dental takes your anxiety seriously and we’ve invested in various techniques to support you through any dental procedure you may need, including dental implants. You can be assured that your treatment plan includes holistic techniques to reduce anxiety, sedation if required and even entertainment to help distract you.
Firstly, we believe in fully informing you of what will happen during surgery. In the example of dental implants, we would explain the simplicity of the procedure. You’d need to be with us for an hour and you will receive local anaesthetic. You’d be sedated using either an oral pill, taken on the morning of your procedure or you could receive intravenous sedation which is stronger and fast acting, as it goes directly into your bloodstream.
Dental implants require a tiny socket to be made, so a small drill would be used. However, you wouldn’t need to be concerned about the noise as you’ll listen to music, watch a movie or just wear noise-cancelling headphones. You’d be conscious throughout, so we can check on you and before you know it, the surgery will be over, and you’ll be well on your way to sporting your full dental implant. This can be applied to any procedure that takes some time. As you can see, we look at every detail with you. As your dentist in Southgate we can even provide you with hypnosis and coaching to help get those fears in check, allowing you access to all dental treatments available.