Fear of the dentist is extremely common, and it affects millions of people. Oral surgery and other, more complex dental procedures often exacerbate that fear, especially when it comes to dental implants. From the moment my implant patients—even those who aren’t normally afraid of the dentist—arrive for their first consultation, they express anxiety and fear about their upcoming surgery.
For my patients who are afraid of the dentist or nervous about dental implant surgery, there’s good news.
I’m committed to my patients’ comfort and well-being, and I know that telling you dental implant surgery doesn’t hurt isn’t likely to calm your nerves. That’s why I offer a spa-like experience for my patients, with perks and services that ensure a calm and relaxing procedure.
Dental Implants without the Fear: Targeting the Senses
Our senses are often the biggest triggers of our fears, so I offer services that target the senses for my patients who are nervous or fearful about their dental implant surgery.
You’ll notice this from the moment you come in for your initial consultation. You won’t be floored by the strong smell of fluoride, and your ears won’t perk up at the sound of a whirring drill. Instead, the warm colors and welcoming environment will remind you of a relaxing day spa – a world away from those common dental fear triggers.
On the day of your surgery, we again focus on the senses to help keep you calm and relaxed:
Headphones to block sounds during your surgery, which is especially useful for patients who feel fear at the sound of the drill
Dark glasses to offset the overhead lights, removing the clinical feeling and filling your field of vision with soft, muted lighting.
Chair massages to relieve physical tension and discomfort, because relaxing your body helps relax your mind.
Aromatherapy to provide a relaxing ambiance, while also absorbing clinical or surgical smells commonly associated with the dental offices
Paraffin wax hand treatment for soothing, therapeutic stress relief
This is just a sample of what I offer my patients on the day of their procedure. During your first consult, we’ll discuss the things I can do to help you have a stress-free experience.
IV Sedation for a Comfortable Dental Implant Procedure – Without the Fear
I realize that for many patients—regardless of whether or not they fear the dentist—dental implant surgery is a game-changer. So, while I’m proud to offer services like aromatherapy and paraffin treatment, I don’t stop there.
I specialize in IV sedation dentistry because I want to be able to offer my patients the best dental implant experience possible, without forcing them to endure fear and anxiety during the surgery. Through a special combination of commonly prescribed sedatives (benzodiazepines), patients are guaranteed a peaceful, relaxing, and stress-free experience during their dental implant procedure.
When IV sedation dentistry is combined with the relaxing services listed above, you’ll have an amazing dental implant experience – without the fear.
Dental Implant Surgery: Painless, Relaxing, and Stress-Free
Now that you know more about how I take the fear and anxiety out of oral surgery, allow me to share a friendly reminder: dental implant surgery doesn’t hurt. In fact, most patients are surprised at the ease of the surgery and the speed of their recovery.
So, are you ready to permanently restore your broken or missing teeth?
Schedule your free consult with me, and let’s get you scheduled for your dental implant treatment today.