We understand that coming for dental implant treatment may be scary and a terrifying experience. We are here to alleviate that fear. Dental implant placement is actually a very precise and thorough procedure.
Unlike a tooth extraction which is generally more traumatic dental implants are generally less invasive. In order to calm any anxiety, we offer a compassionate, patient-centered approach.
Since patience is one of our strengths, we always take our time to make sure you’re comfortable before proceeding to the next step. Dental Implants are very commonly done under local anaesthetic.
Anti-anxiety medication: We can prescribe anti-anxiety medication before your treatment to calm your nerves. You will require someone to help you drive to the clinic and back.
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas): Nitrous oxide is a gas that is usually referred to as laughing gas or happy gas. It is possible to alleviate discomfort and anxiety during dental treatment by administering nitrous gas. The gas is administered through a little nosepiece, and it will take around five minutes for the gas to take effect. Once medicated, you will get drowsy or enter a dreamlike condition in which nothing can disturb you.
In dentistry, nitrous oxide sedation is quite prevalent. This is an appropriate answer for many since it has a rapid onset of action (3-5 minutes) and is rapidly removed from the body once the gas is switched off. The gas can be adjusted to provide your maximum comfort. You will maintain full consciousness and be able to reply to inquiries and requests throughout
Always consult with your dentist beforehand to establish if Nitrous Oxide Sedation is right for you.
However, Nitrous Oxide Sedation is not recommended for people with the following conditions:
It is also not recommended for people who are:
Intravenous sedation is beneficial for patients who: