Choosing to have dental implants is one of the best decisions you can make with regards to your dental health. The implants will replace the function of teeth roots and provide a stable base where teeth restorations (such as dental crowns or a dental bridge) will be attached to. However, not everyone will find it easy to prepare for the surgical procedure involved in the placement of dental implants. Nervous about your upcoming implant treatment? There are some ways to make the experience a more pleasant one!
Ask your implant dentist about the availability of nervous patient care options, which will significantly increase your comfort and relaxation level during and after the treatment. One such option is conscious sedation, which uses a sedative that is administered through an IV line in the crook of the arm, or on the hand. The sedative will make you feel completely relaxed even as you stay fully conscious during the procedure. The result is a more pleasant experience compared to going through the implant treatment without the sedative.
You can also turn to other relaxation techniques before the implant placement to calm your fears. Listening to relaxing music or reading an engaging book can help distract you and ease the nervousness before the treatment. Breathing exercises may also help you control your anxiety level as you wait for the life-changing dental implant treatment to once and for all, solve your missing teeth problems.