Despite the fact that nowadays dental implants are a common procedure with high success rates, many people fear undergoing a dental implant and postpone the treatment. Postponing dental implanting may have an adverse effect on a person’s self-confidence, whereas the absence of teeth may harm his looks from an esthetic aspect and his confidence, for example when talking in front of people. The absence of teeth may also interrupt with daily activities such as eating. Moreover, postponing dental implanting may also have effects on health such as the deterioration of the health condition of a person’s mouth, and as a result, ultimately requiring a more complex treatment.
Knowledge Assists in Dissipating the Fear from the Dental Implanting Procedure
If you fear complications during the dental implanting or the failure of the treatment, it is important to know that the success rate of dental implant treatments is approximately 90 percent! Ensure that you receive full information and explanations from the dentist regarding the options you have, the ideal method for you and everything it entails. Beyond the information given to you by the dentist, today you can find a lot of information online about the procedure recommended for you.
In addition, it is important to know that the treatment’s success also depends on the patient’s behavior during the treatments, and if you are calm during the procedure, it will make it easier for the dentist to perform his work in the best and fastest way. Moreover, it is important to keep the dentist’s instructions during the healing process in order to ensure quick healing and maintain the results over time.
Choose the Right Dentist – Professional and Experienced in Dental Implants
Occasionally the source of the fear is a previous negative experience with a different dentist. It is important to understand that the conduct of one dentist is not an example of all others. Choose a dentist you feel you can trust and with whom you are comfortable. Share your concerns with the dentist. If you feel the dentist is treating you disrespectfully or impatiently, you’d better search for another dentist. Choose a dentist who listens to your fears, tries to understand their source and find solutions for you to help you overcome them. For example, if you fear the feeling of loss of control during the treatment, it is possible to set signs with the dentist for stopping the treatment. For instance, you can decide that when you raise your hand, the dentist will stop what he’s doing.
Towards the treatment, find techniques and means to help you relax. Each person can find the most effective method for him. Some use a technique of deep slow breaths, guided imagery or meditation, while others prefer drinking calming herbal tea, or using natural essences or tablets for calming.
Moreover, if you wish to be certain that you are in “good hands”, undergo the procedure with a dental implant specialist, so that you know that professionally he holds the training, knowledge and expertise which will guarantee that the procedure is conducted properly and with the best results. Beyond the dentist’s professionalism and experience, it is important to ensure that he uses quality implants and materials in the dental implanting procedure.
Dental Implanting under Anesthetics for Overcoming Fear of Pain
If you fear the pain which might be part of the process, it is possible to undergo dental implanting under anesthesia. For example, it is possible to undergo the procedure sedated, meaning only partial anesthetics. If you suffer from extreme anxiety, it might be worthwhile considering the option of undergoing dental implanting under full anesthesia. This way you will not consciously experience the treatment or feel any pain. Before undergoing such a procedure, you will be sent for several examinations in order to ensure that your health condition enables you to undergo full anesthesia. If you fear the pain following the implanting, it is possible to ask the dentist for a prescription for painkillers.
Occasionally, thanks to full anesthesia, the dentist will be able to conduct several treatments or implant a large number of teeth if necessary, all in the same day. For many people fearing the treatment, knowing they can undergo single day dental implanting instead of a number of treatments also helps in dealing with the anxiety.
And if there is still Fear of Dental Implanting…
Ultimately, you won’t always succeed in overcoming the fear completely, and sometimes only after undergoing the dental implanting you will realize that the fear was unfounded. In order to prevent delaying the treatment, think of the advantages of the treatment and on the day after the treatment – how you will enjoy good health, quality of life and self-confidence. More than once, the thoughts of the implications of neglecting the condition are even more convincing – deterioration of health, pain and discomfort, and eventually the need to undergo an even more complex treatment.
If you need dental implants, the Basal Implantology Center, the Dental Implanting Center in Tel-Aviv, invites you to a free consultation meeting without any obligation.