Sedation: the key for nervous dental patients

Let’s face it, if you are terrified of the dentist, and have tried the usual routes of self-soothing in the dental chair. You’ve had the hypnotherapy, the deep breathing techniques, the many other techniques that may help reduce your levels of fear, and nothing has worked, then sedation is the next step.

Here at Adams Dental, we have natural methods on hand, such as hypnotherapy and being able to talk to the dentists. We have dentists fully trained in how to treat people in order to calm them. We always do our utmost to make getting dental implants in North London with us as easy as possible for all our patients.

Dental Implants in North LondonBut, if you are terrified, you may be so worried that none of this is going to make a jot of difference. So much so that you’d prefer to go without, despite the incredible benefits of dental implants in North London when it comes to treating tooth loss.

That’s why, we are very willing to offer you some form of medical sedation. We have two to choose from, both very effective, but one does involve needles. So, if you have a phobia of needles, and lots of people do, you may be better off opting for oral sedation.

Oral sedation

This form of sedation comes in the form of a tablet. You swallow this about an hour before your surgical appointment and the sedation effect will slowly seep through as the medicine enters your bloodstream gently through the lining of your gut. Your sense will be much less alert and you will feel much less discomfort or pain. Oral sedation is an accompaniment to local anaesthetic. You probably won’t remember much about your treatment afterwards.

Intravenous sedation

This requires a needle, usually into the back of the hand, to deliver the sedation medicine straight into your bloodstream. It takes immediate effect. You will be very relaxed during treatment and groggy afterwards.

When you come to us for dental implants in North London, we always recommend that someone drive you home afterwards. Why not come and talk to us and start the ball rolling for a new life with teeth that actually work?

We can help you

If you have lost or are losing teeth, you need to replace them as soon as possible in order to ensure the health of your jawbone. But, if you are also a nervous dental patient, you may think that getting dental implants in North London will be too traumatic to even contemplate.

At Adams Dental, we take pride in the way we help people who are scared of the dentist to get dental implants in North London. This is one of our flagship treatments and we make sure that everything is done to make dental implant surgery as relaxing as possible to have done.

Dental Implants in North LondonPutting you at ease

We understand dental phobia and are happy to spend time working at a pace that you can cope with.

Unfortunately having dental implants cannot avoid the use of drills, as we have to make holes in your jawbone in which to insert the implants, which act as replacement tooth roots.

This sounds terribly painful, but in fact, it is less so than having work done on the teeth because there are far fewer nerve endings in the jawbone than in the teeth.

It is well worth getting dental implants because they are the only method of tooth replacement that can give you back full functionality of your teeth. And, although the idea of going through implant surgery may seem beyond you, we do our utmost to make you comfortable. What’s more, once the implants are in, provided you stick to a good oral healthcare routine, they should never need replacing.

Far better that you come in and have one our methods of sedation, than you settle for a less traumatic but also less efficient and less durable form of tooth replacement, or even none at all.

When you come to us for dental implants in North London, we can offer you either oral or intravenous sedation.

Oral sedation involves taking a tablet about an hour before surgery. You will be deeply relaxed throughout, but still able to respond. Intravenous sedation is immediate but requires a needle into the back of the hand. Why not come and talk to us to find out more?

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of dental implants in North London

In recent years, sedation has become less of an exception, and more of a rule when it comes to more complicated dental treatments such as dental implants. Patients’ requests influenced this development in our practice more than anything else, since patient comfort is highly valued by most dentists.

At Adams Dental, we appreciate that the thought of implant surgery can distress many patients. For this reason, we offer a variety of sedation options for you to choose from. Above all, your comfort, health and safety are our primary concerns when we recommend a sedation method. Restoring your smile to its natural beauty with dental implants in North London has never been more comfortable.

Dental Implants in North LondonOral sedation

Oral sedation does not require special preparation. Patients get one or two sedative pills one hour before the operation, helping them relax both physically and psychologically. With oral sedation, the patient may be sleepy but can be roused if necessary, and can respond to simple commands. Please be aware that you will need assistance to get home after the end of the operation.

IV sedation

This type of sedation involves medication that is inserted directly into your bloodstream for fast-acting relaxation. IV sedation is more profound than oral sedation in that our medical team has more control over the depth of sedation delivered. Moreover, it tends to work more quickly, as the medication enters directly into a vein.

With IV sedation, your level of comfort can easily be adjusted and you may well sleep throughout the treatment. After the operation, you may not remember much about the procedure. As with oral sedation, you will need assistance to get home. Patients may also need to stay for a short observation after the operation has been completed.

Not to be taken lightly

Oral and IV sedation are safe – but as with any medicine, there are risk factors. To ensure your safety, sedation should only be administered by those with suitable training. Your dentist will consider your health background when choosing the best sedation option for you.

Get in touch

To learn more about dental implants in North London and your sedation options, call us today.

Nervous about dental implants in North London?

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.

Dental Implants in North LondonYour 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.

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.