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Dental Implant Surgery – Overcoming the Fear Factor

For many people, one of the reasons why they don’t consider dental implants as an option to missing and broken tooth replacement is because they have a fear of the dentist especially when it comes to undergoing surgical procedures. Even when the benefits of having dental implants are so clear, the anxiety and worry is often far too much to bear.

Dental Implants Richmond

If this resonates with you, then don’t worry because you’re not alone. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 3 people living in the UK have an innate fear of the dentist. Because of this, dental clinics are only too aware of this problem. In fact when it comes to dental implants, in Richmond, Sheen Dental for example, use techniques such as state-of-the-art technology and best practices to help patients overcome their anxiety and discomfort. Here are some of the ways in which they do this.


This is commonly used in many dental procedures and it works by blocking the pain receptors so that no pain is felt. Usually administered using a small injection into the surrounding area it may surprise people that the same small injection that’s used on fillings and cavities is also used to great effect in the dental implant procedure.

Creating the right atmosphere

For some people even the thought of climbing into a dentist’s chair has their anxiety levels going through the roof. For this reason Sheen Dental have made their modern clinic as relaxing and calming as possible. Comfy chairs, soothing music, a selection of hot and cold beverages and magazines and newspapers all help to relax the patient. In addition calming décor in pastel colours add to creating the right atmosphere.

Conscious sedation

Some patients may wish to consider a state between full consciousness and sleep when undergoing dental implant surgery, meaning that they are both fully in control, but at the same time relaxed and carefree. This ensures that the patient can respond to the dentist’s requirements, but will feel no pain. Forms of conscious sedation can be delivered in several ways including nitrous oxide, which is given through a small nasal mask. Alternatively sedatives can be administered intravenously, under the control of an anaesthetist. Both of these methods have proven to be safe and indeed effective.

As you can see, many clinics up and down the country are working hard to offer the patient a stress-free and pain-free experience. In fact, when it comes to having a dental implant in Richmond, Sheen Dental truly believe that if patients can overcome this fear even for one day, they’ll be well on the way to a brand new smile and increased self-confidence.

If you would like more information on how Sheen Dental can help you to overcome your dental fears, then contact Dr Harmit Kalsi and the team on 020 8876 5277 or visit the website at


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