Dental implants in North London – oral sedation options

There are many patients who would rather do anything but visit the dentist. Even simple routine procedures present serious emotional challenges and the thought of having dental implants may seem impossible. In some cases, dental anxiety triggered from childhood experiences or simply from an irrational fear of the dentist, can be so great that further assistance is needed.

At Adams Dental, our approach is simple and we believe in offering the best in personalised dental care set in the comfort of a relaxed and safe environment. All our dentists are sufficiently trained and qualified to treat patients who do not necessarily feel comfortable about dental implants in North London. We understand that oral sedation and IV sedation may be helpful options if you are worried.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation is quite straightforward since it involves taking a tablet or capsule a few hours prior to the implant operation. This medication dampens down your senses and makes you less susceptible to pain or discomfort. It will also cause a mild case of amnesia and it is likely that you will not remember much about your treatment afterwards. Oral sedation should always be accompanied by a local anaesthetic and while it is suitable for every patient, you are advised to ask someone to drive you home afterwards.

IV sedation

IV (intravenous) sedation, is one of the fastest and most effective ways to reduce nerves, pain and anxiety during any dental treatment. This medication, which is injected straight into your bloodstream, induces a state of relaxation that will take your mind off the dental implant surgery. However, you will still be able to communicate with the dentist throughout the procedure. Sometimes patients feel groggy and sleepy when the IV sedatives are withdrawn and this is why it is really important to bring someone to drive you back home safely.

Leave your fears behind

Sedation isn’t the only way in which we can support nervous patients. By taking a kind and caring approach, and understanding the individual fears and concerns you face, we can help you reduce or overcome any anxieties related to dental implants in North London.

Nervous patients and dental implants in North London

Want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants but feeling a bit afraid? Fear of the dentist, a condition also known as dental phobia, means different things to different people. Some patients have specific fears about certain types of treatment or pain, others do not like the idea of being under the control of the dentist, while some patients worry about stories they have heard from friends and family.

The good news is that the dentists at Adams Dental understand your fears and can do a great deal to make you feel comfortable in the dental chair. We know that, above all, nervous patients want to be listened to and not rushed. For this reason, we take our time and explain all aspects of dental implant treatment. We also offer sedation options, such as oral sedation and IV sedation, to patients who are afraid of having dental implants in North London.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation is quite simple and involves taking a tablet a few hours prior to the operation (usually the same morning). The sedative medicine can be taken at the dental practice or at home and in addition to the sedation, a local anaesthetic is used as required. As soon as the medicine starts to kick in, you will feel relaxed, while you will still be able to communicate with your dentist.

The effects of the sedation can take some time to wear off, therefore you must bring someone with you who can take you home and stay with you for the rest of the day.

IV sedation

In contrast to oral sedation, IV (intravenous) sedation is administered with an injection. This makes patients feel relaxed and drowsy. Many patients remember little about the treatment they receive whilst sedated in this way. As with oral sedation, patients are awake throughout the procedure and can talk to the dental staff at all times. This method works well for all types of anxiety and is ideal for patients who are afraid of the discomfort associated with implant surgery.

Contact us

To learn more about dental implants in North London and explore sedation options for nervous patients, please contact our friendly team today.

Barriers to dental implants and how to overcome them

At Adams Dental, we are committed to helping every patient who wants dental implants in North London to achieve this goal. There are several common barriers that people often feel might prevent them from getting dental implants, and we have experience dealing with each of them.

Whatever your circumstances, you can discuss them with a member of our team who will do their best to get you the treatment you want.

Dental Implants in North LodonLow jawbone density

Dental implants are inserted into the jawbone. They need to be able to withstand the forces of chewing and they rely on the support of the jawbone to do that.

If your jawbone has suffered any deterioration, you may need a bone graft of some kind to build it back up again. This is a fairly common procedure where bone is taken from elsewhere in your body, a donor or an animal source, and added to the existing jawbone. It knits into place over time and, if successful, your dental implants can then be fitted. This does add some time to the process, but it makes dental implants an option for lots of people.


It is natural to feel apprehensive about dental treatment. If this is what is standing in the way of treatment for you, then please come and see us to talk about options for getting dental implants in North London with Adams Dental. We may be able to offer sedation options to help you get through treatment and restore your smile.

Sedation dentistry means that you are awake during your procedure, but very relaxed and unlikely to remember it afterwards. For some people, this is a better option than considering full general anaesthetic.

Financial concerns

It is true that dental implants are not a low-budget solution. This is due to the work involved and the high quality and longevity of the results. At Adams Dental, we want dental implants to be accessible to as many people as possible. Patients who are over the age of 18 may be able to take advantage of finance plans (subject to status) in order to spread the cost. We can offer you further information on this when you visit us for dental implants in North London.

Invest in a better quality of life

Having to be constantly vigilant about your false teeth can be exhausting, and, these days, putting yourself through years of hassle, discomfort, and constant potential embarrassment is also unnecessary. There is life beyond dentures with dental implants in North London.

At Adams Dental, we can use fixed bridges secured onto dental implants in North London. Having your false teeth securely fixed to your jawbone rather than just sitting on your gums will have an incredible effect on your quality of life.

Dental Implants in North LondonLife-changing effects

First and foremost, you will once again be able to eat whatever you like without having to worry that chewy or sticky foods will pull your teeth out of place, or that your teeth will bite into the food and stay in it. With dental implants, you get your full chewing force back, and with that, access to food with a higher nutrient content. With more nutrients going into your body, your overall health will also improve.

Secondly, you will be able to relax in a way you may not have experienced for some time. A burden you may have forgotten you were carrying – the fear of your false teeth embarrassing you – will be gone, forever. You will find yourself being able to be more spontaneous than you have in years.

Thirdly, your jawbone will be healthier because it will once again be receiving the stimulation it needs, via vibrations in the implants caused by chewing and biting, that your bone cells need to renew themselves. When you have no tooth roots your jawbone starts to shrink and you look older before your time.

Better food, better health, more spontaneity, and a younger-looking face. These are the benefits of dental implants, the tooth replacement option that will last as long as you do. What’s not to like?

If you are a nervous dental patient, don’t let your fear stop you getting dental implants in North London. At Adams Dental, we have oral or intravenous sedation, a calm environment, and dentists and staff specially trained to get you through your implant procedure in a relaxed, positive way. Give us a call to find out how we can help you transform your life.

A new life awaits you

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.

Dental Implants in North LondonDentistry 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.

Oral sedation

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.

Intravenous sedation

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.

Relax with dental implants

If you are thinking about having dental implants in North London, you are probably also wondering about much of an ordeal having them put in will be. The answer is if you come to Adams Dental: not much of an ordeal at all.

At Adams Dental, we understand that some people find visiting the dentist even for a check-up to be enough to induce a strong state of anxiety in their bodies. Such a state is called dentophobia. It’s a recognised phobia and there are ways to deal with it, so that you can get your teeth fixed without going through hell and back.

Dental Implants in North LondonThe treatment journey

In North London, dental implants do require minor oral surgery where our dentists have to drill into your jawbone to create artificial tooth sockets into which to insert the titanium implants. This sounds more ghastly than it actually is. Teeth are in fact far more sensitive, with more nerve endings, than the jawbone. We find that a local anaesthetic is plenty to numb the pain.

However, being told that dental implants in North London aren’t going to hurt is not enough, if you are a nervous dental patient. Your anxiety is triggered by things beyond facts, such as past experiences at the dentist, and reassurances alone may well not be enough to get you relaxed.

That is why we offer you sedation along with a local anaesthetic. There are two kinds of sedation: oral and intravenous.

Oral sedation

This comes in tablet form. You take the tablet about an hour before the surgery so that by the time we are ready for you, you will be nicely relaxed. You will still be aware, and you will be able to respond if we need you to, but you will float gently through the surgery.

Intravenous sedation

This goes straight into your bloodstream, usually through the back of your hand, and is more immediate and powerful than oral sedation. You won’t be knocked out, but you might well sleep through the surgery. We will be able to rouse you if we need to, and you might be groggy for a little while afterwards.

Needle FREE, Pain FREE, Lip fillers.


Lip fillers have proven to be a popular and effective treatment to either enhance the shape of or increase the volume of lips transforming not only the appearance of lips but also the whole face


Patients often have the following concerns

  • Is it safe?
  • Will it hurt?
  • How long will it last?
  • Will it look obvious?
  • How can I find out if lip fillers are right for me?

Safety – All our filters we use, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, are of the highest quality and are naturally broken down in the body. Our practitioner Dr Ricky Adams has been providing lip fillers in London for over 7 years and is highly skilled and experienced, with a proven track record. He is fully insured and qualified to provide the treatment throughout the UK and often trains other dental and medical professionals in the use of fillers.

Don’t feel a thing. We offer our patients the choice of numbing cream or dental blocks to fully anesthetise the area prior to treatments. Treatments are pain-free and patients often remark how comfortable they found the procedure.

Longevity. Results vary but fillers typically last 6-9 months, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and activity levels.

Results. Dr Ricky Adams is highly skilled at creating natural looking results, be it improving the shape and definition of lips, revolumising and plumping, or full face rejuvenation.

See below just a few of Dr Ricky Adams actual results, volumising lips and enhancing shape whilst keeping the natural real look.




Find out more. Dr Ricky Adams offers a free no obligation inital consultation at our northlondon dental practice. You can book online via our website, on email by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0208 449 5643.


We are pleased to announce we now have availability for a trainee dental nurse at our practice!

This role will involve studying and training for a dental nursing qualification as well as benefiting from close clinical support and training in-house by our team of experienced dental nurses and clinicians. As well as 121 mentoring.

We anticipate a high number of applicants for this position. A such please kindly email your CV nad cover letter to [email protected] , please do NOT apply to our reception team as they will be unable to assist.

To apply please include answers to the following in your cover letter

  • How did you hear about our vacancy?
  • Are you already enrolled in a dental nursing course?
  • Do you have any experience or work experience in dental nursing?
  • Why do you want to become a dental nurse?
  • What makes you think you would be a good candidate for this role?
  • When are you available to start from?
  • Why should we select you above any other candidate?

Is your mouth missing something?

Losing your teeth is more than simply inconvenient. It can affect your appearance, knock your confidence and make everyday activities, such as eating and speaking, difficult. Many people tell us at Adams Dental that they have tried dentures, but found them hard to get used to or unreliable. If you are tired of worrying about how you look and miss being able to enjoy your favourite foods, then you may like to consider dental implants. For our patients in North London, dental implants provide a permanent option for replacing your teeth whether you need a single tooth, several teeth or a full mouth restoration.

Dental Implants in North LondonWhat is the procedure?

Dental implants are small metal screws that are placed into the jaw during a minor operation. As the blood vessels and tissues in your jaw mesh around them, they become stable and provide a secure base for replacement teeth, bridges or dentures. Having dental implants in North London is normally very comfortable, as we use local anaesthetic and your mouth should settle down quickly. However, if you are nervous, we offer a range of options to ensure that you can get the treatment you need.

Your implants require the same care as ordinary teeth to avoid plaque accumulation and gum disease. Patients who have had dental implants in North London have found that they can last for decades if they are looked after correctly.

What happens if I am scared of going to the dentist?

We pride ourselves on offering a service that suits nervous or even phobic patients. When you choose us to fit your dental implants in North London, you can rest be confident that you are in safe hands and that we will answer any questions you might have throughout the process. This is reassuring for many people and we also offer a very comfortable environment. We combine this with techniques to distract you during treatment, as well as hypnosis and sedation. There is no need to let anxiety prevent you from having dental implants in North London. We also accept referrals from other practices.

Restore your smile and quality of life and talk to us about how having dental implants in North London could help you.

I want dental implants but I’m scared

Fear of the dentist is very common and can stem from bad experiences that our patients may have had in the past. No matter how severe your dental fear and anxiety may be, you can be sure that your dentist at Adams Dental will go the extra mile to help you to overcome your fears and put you at your ease as you are fitted with dental implants in North London.

You’ll notice the safe, caring and relaxed atmosphere from the moment you walk into our North London dental practice. Our staff are trained to the highest standards to ensure your dental journey with us is as smooth and safe as possible.

Dental Implants in North LondonSedation dentistry

We recognise that some of our patients will be more nervous than others when they visit the dentist and that not everyone can overcome dental phobia without some extra help in the form of sedation techniques. We offer safe, modern intravenous sedation so that you can remain conscious – but pleasantly relaxed – throughout the entirety of your dental implants in North London. Many of our patients don’t even remember having their treatment and some even say that intravenous sedation felt as though they had just simply drifted off to sleep.

What is involved in intravenous sedation?

Intravenous sedation is a sedative liquid injected into the back of the hand. It very quickly makes you feel drowsy and pleasantly relaxed, but don’t worry, you will still be able to co-operate with your dentist. This can help our patients gain confidence in the dental chair for their dental implants in North London.

Is it safe?

This technique is proven to be safe. You will be monitored throughout by an experienced dentist and the other members of our highly qualified team. Adams Dental has been established for over 30 years; this has been possible through our many returning happy patients who recommend us for dental implants in North London.

Can I benefit from sedation?

An assessment is required to determine your suitability for sedation as it can depend on several factors, but sedation is generally suitable for many of our patients.