Dental phobia is a serious condition that can stop many people making enough visits to the dentist. As a result, they let their oral health deteriorate. When it comes to dental implants, patients erroneously think that implant operation is a very painful procedure, and so would rather not have any teeth at all or less effective replacement methods.
At Adams Dental, we aim to make your operation for dental implants in North London as easy as possible. If you are nervous or afraid that it is going to be painful, then sedation might be the option for you. Sedation will allow you to relax and while you will be awake throughout the procedure, you will not remember anything about the treatment, and time will seem to pass very quickly.
Your sedation options
There are several ways in which we will try to help you overcome your fear of dental implants, and many things that you yourself can do. We offer sedation techniques to help anxious patients cope with having dental implants in North London.
Oral sedation involves taking a medication (usually a pill) a few hours before the operation. The medication will put you in a relaxed state, where you will still be awake, but you won’t feel any pain of discomfort.
IV (intravenous) sedation, on the other hand, is a more complex procedure that involves the administration of the sedative through the bloodstream with an injection. IV sedation will make you feel sleepy and relaxed and you will remember little or nothing about the procedure.
Both types of sedation are administered by our experienced and well-trained dentists. Your vital signs will be carefully monitored throughout the procedure, and after the treatment you will be required to stay at the practice for a short time until your dentist is satisfied that you are safe to return home accompanied by a responsible adult. Sedation will be completely worn off after 24 hours and you will be able to resume your daily activities.
Get in touch
If you are having dental implants in North London and you would like to explore your sedation options, give us a call today.