There’s No Reason to Fear Dental Implants

fear dental implantsMany people fear a trip to the dentist just for cleanings or checkups.  Imagine how they must feel if dental implants are in their future.  But dental implants are really a great option for people who need teeth replaced.  There is no reason to fear dental implants.

Dental implants look and function just like your natural teeth and can last you the rest of your life. You don’t need to worry about getting the implants because you are under anesthesia during the procedure.  When the anesthesia wears off, there is slight discomfort, but is very controllable with pain relievers for only a week or so.

Some people worry about having a gap in their smile while getting implants.  They know that the process takes a while, but the truth is, you can get a temporary denture until the implants are put in.

Read more about dental implants and how to control your fear here: There’s No Reason to Fear Dental Implants.

Sedation Dentistry for Dental Anxiety

sedation dentistryDental anxiety is a leading cause for sedation dentistry according to a study by Case Western Reserve University. Many people experience such anxiety about the dentist that they simply avoid seeing the dentist at all.  Because of this, dentists are using sedation dentistry regularly to help anxious patients receive the care that they need.

Madhavi Setty, DDS, MSD set out to understand how dental specialties and moderate sedation for his master’s thesis.  He studied areas such as endodontics and periodontics. The study found that moderate sedation was primarily used to calm anxiety in more than half of the patients.  Other uses for sedation where fear of needles, a severe gag reflex and even claustrophobia.  To read more about the study, check out the article from Science Daily here: Dental Anxiety Leads Cause For Moderate Sedation.