Lots of people get pretty anxious at the idea of having dental implants in Southampton fitted. It’s not surprising really. For most patients, getting dental implants is a new experience and they have nothing to compare it to. New experiences are always a bit daunting. Plus, there’s always the chance that someone they know has had dental implants fitted and relishes recounting, and perhaps even hyping up, the details.
But there really is no need to be scared about having dental implants in Southampton when you come to us at Smilemakers Dental Implant Clinic. We make sure that you have a comfortable journey. That journey starts with the consultation, during which you will be able to ask us as many questions as you can think of and our answers should help put your mind at rest. In the meantime, let’s take a look at what you can expect when you come to us for dental implants.
Dental implant surgery
It is the norm to use a local anaesthetic for implant surgery. Many people worry that this will not be enough to numb the pain. They think about having dental treatment on their teeth and think that work done on their jaw must hurt as much, if not more. Actually, it hurts less because there are fewer nerve endings in the jaw than in the teeth. This means that a local anaesthetic is plenty to numb the area effectively.
If you are worried about the noise, there’s no need to be. We put in your implants noiselessly.
That’s understandable. The unknown is always scary. If you are very nervous, we can offer sedation so that you can deeply relax during your treatment. You can choose between taking a tablet before your treatment or having sedation administered through the back of the hand. Both will deeply relax you. You may even doze off if you choose intravenous sedation, but both forms of sedation will allow you to be roused if we need to communicate with you.
We hope this article has helped to make you feel excited about the positive future you are choosing with dental implants in Southampton.