Are you scared of the dentist? If so, you are one of about 2.5 million people in the UK who are anxious about visiting the dentist. This is a recognised phobia. At Elmsleigh House Dental Clinic we take it very seriously.
Dental implants in Farnham to restore missing teeth involves minor oral surgery. The nature of this surgery, which is in the jawbone where there are fewer nerve endings than in the teeth, means that you really only need a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Nonetheless, many people get quite anxious about the idea of dental implant surgery. Thats why we are very willing to offer sedation so that you can fully relax during treatment. In fact, there has never been a patient we have been unable to treat because of their anxiety! Our implant dentists are experienced and reassuring, and our range of sedation options leave you comfortable and unaware of treatment when you have dental implants in Farnham.
We have different sedation techniques to choose from:
Gas and air
We fit a mask over your nose and you breathe in a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, a bit like that given to mothers during childbirth. It numbs pain and induces a pleasurable feeling before sleepiness sets in. It starts to work within a minute or two and stops just as quickly, with no hangover effect.
This sedation goes straight into your bloodstream, and will almost undoubtedly send you to sleep, although, as with the others, you can be roused should the dentist need to communicate with you. It works almost immediately, but it does take a while to wear off.
As you can see, with different options to combat anxiety, there is no need to let your fear be the reason not to allow dental implants in Farnham to transform your life for the better. Come in for a consultation to find out more.