Dental anxiety and fear of dental procedures are very common, but there are ways to make implant procedures easier for anxious patients. With the right techniques and dental team, dental implants can be placed comfortably even if you suffer from extreme dental fear.
See how our Birmingham, MI, implant dentist, Dr. Abdullah Sayed, and the dental team of Pristine Periodontics and Implants help ease our patients’ worries and dental anxiety with our techniques.
Many people have anxiety about visiting the dentist and having dental work done. Some common causes of dental anxiety include:
Many people end up putting off needed dental treatments due to their dental phobia, which often leads to more dental problems down the line.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots surgically inserted into the jawbone. They can be used to replace a missing tooth or to support removable dentures. The process involves minor oral surgery to place the implant screw into the bone, followed by several months of healing before the replacement tooth is attached.
While implants are an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth, the invasive oral surgery, and grafting involved understandably causes anxiety for some patients.
Fortunately, there are effective options to help manage anxiety during dental implant procedures.
Discuss all of your options with Dr. Sayed of Pristine Periodontics and Implants to find the best dental anxiety relief for your needs.
At Pristine Periodontics and Implants, we understand dental anxiety is common, so we offer several options to ensure your comfort during implant procedures.
We provide IV sedation administered by a licensed anesthesiologist for a completely relaxed experience. This “twilight” sedation helps you feel at ease through the entire appointment so you can wake up with your new implants placed without any memory of the surgery. We offer various levels of IV sedation.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Sayed, you can ask about our types of IV sedation and he’ll recommend the proper sedation for your situation.
Our office uses advanced laser technology to place dental implants gently and precisely, without the need for sutures or extensive drilling and grafting. The laser allows for less invasive procedures with reduced pain and faster recovery time. You’ll be surprised at how easily and quickly your implants can be placed.
Our dedicated team aims to provide a judgment-free, compassionate environment where your comfort comes first. We will listen to all of your concerns, answer your questions, and make sure you feel supported throughout your visit. Many of our anxious patients find their worries disappear once in our office.
For especially sensitive patients, we may recommend general anesthesia so the gag reflex is fully suppressed during implant placement. Rest assured your implant dentist can work around even a very strong gag reflex to safely complete your dental implant procedure.
We have techniques to help you get through moments of rising panic. Stay communicative about how you’re feeling, and we’ll provide any support needed — your comfort and mental wellbeing is our priority.
If dental anxiety has held you back from getting implants, it’s time to take control of your smile. With IV sedation and advanced laser technology, Dr. Abdullah Sayed provides completely comfortable implant procedures. Contact Pristine Periodontics and Implants in Birmingham, MI today at (248) 838-1143 to schedule your consultation.
Our Birmingham dental practice is conveniently located near Pontiac, and Highland Park, MI. Our Canton office is near Ann Arbor and Dearborn, MI. Discover how quick, easy, and painless getting implants can be. Renew your confidence with a brand-new, full smile!
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