No more dental fear – dental implants and options for nervous patients

For some patients, fear of the dentist is a very real problem. According to the British Health Foundation, 1 in 7 adults suffers from extreme dental anxiety. Simple dental procedures can be very challenging for these patients, let alone more invasive operations such as dental implants.

One of the biggest challenges facing dentists with nervous patients is persuading them to attend regular check-ups. Delaying or putting off appointments altogether can lead to more serious problems. Nervous dental patients who have neglected to visit Care Dental Platinum, the dentist for nervous patients in London, regularly may eventually lose their teeth due to gum disease or tooth decay. As such, their treatment plan may well incorporate dental implants. Although dental implants are usually problem free, their prospect can worry even the most confident of patients.

Dental implants

Dental implants are a long-term solution for lost teeth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is either a screw or a post, usually tapered. Each implant is surgically incorporated into a gum socket carefully drilled to avoid any important structures in the jawbone. Patients can opt for same-day implants if their condition permits them. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants fuse with the jawbone preventing its further deterioration.

Dental implants involve surgery and this can cause anxiety for many patients. Luckily, nervous patients can be helped to accept such treatment without fear of taking over with the help of the Enjoyable Dentistry Technique TM. As ever, the key to success is our reliable dentist for nervous patients in London, Dr Bashar Al-Naher, and good communication between the patient and the dentist.

Sedation options

Generally, many patients find that dental implant surgery is no more painful than a simple extraction. Our dentist for nervous patients in London will use a combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen to sedate the patient before proceeding with the operation. Once the sedation has begun to kick in, the dentist will deliver a series of instructions to the patient with the help of guided imagery. Finally, we ensure that all the dental tools we use are not intimidating to help ensure that our patients feel at ease throughout the procedure.

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