Dental implant surgery, while a common procedure, often invokes significant anxiety among patients. This anxiety isn’t just about discomfort; it’s a physiological reaction that can have far-reaching implications, especially for individuals with cardiovascular conditions. The sympathetic nervous system kicks into overdrive, leading to increased heart rate and blood pressure. But what if there was a way to mitigate this anxiety, not with medication, but through the power of the mind?
Understanding Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness Meditation (MM) has emerged as a beacon of hope in this regard. Known for inducing relaxation, MM works by ramping up the parasympathetic tone and dialing down the sympathetic activity. It’s not just a practice of relaxation but a focused form of mental training that cultivates nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment. This practice has been gaining traction not just in general wellness circles but also in clinical settings.
The Clinical Trial: A Closer Look
In a groundbreaking study, researchers put MM to the test in the context of dental implant surgery. Conducted as a randomized controlled trial, the study aimed to measure the impact of MM on patients undergoing this procedure. Parameters like the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-S), bispectral index (BIS), cortisol levels, and various cardiovascular metrics were assessed to gauge the effects.
Findings: The Impact of Mindfulness on Dental Anxiety
The results were nothing short of remarkable. Participants who practiced MM showed significant improvements across the board. Their BIS scores, a measure of sedation levels, decreased notably, indicating reduced anxiety. Physiological measures echoed these findings, with heart rate, blood pressure, and cortisol levels – all markers of stress – showing considerable improvement. What’s more, these participants experienced an uptick in oxygen saturation, a vital sign of improved cardiovascular function.
Going Beyond Traditional Sedation
The implications of these findings are profound. In the realm of dental surgery, anxiety management often hinges on pharmacological sedation. While effective, these methods are not without risks and side effects. MM offers an alternative, a non-pharmacological pathway that is not only safer but also enhances the patient’s overall well-being.
Conclusion: A New Era in Dental Care
This study isn’t just about one clinical trial; it’s a beacon, pointing towards a future where mindfulness could play a pivotal role in medical procedures. For patients undergoing dental implant surgery, MM presents a method to manage their anxiety and stress, contributing to better overall outcomes. As mindfulness continues to weave its way into various facets of healthcare, its potential seems limitless.
For more information on this study, please refer to the original article: Turer, O.U., Ozcan, M., Alkaya, B. et al. The effect of mindfulness meditation on dental anxiety during implant surgery: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Sci Rep 13, 21686 (2023).
Snap-on Smile is a removable and minimally invasive dental treatment that will help you instantly have a great smile. It is a case made of state-of-the-art dental resin, which has a minimum thickness and is extremely resistant. It is placed directly on our teeth with a complete adaptation, so that it changes the aesthetic appearance of the smile, improving it to make it more beautiful and natural.
It is not necessary to apply anesthesia, nor to carve any of the teeth, nor to apply adhesives, which makes it a comfortable, fast, and aesthetic solution for people who have:
- Small teeth
- Teeth that have worn over time
- Gapped teeth
- Changes in the color of teeth or even having a missing tooth.
What is the Snap on Smile treatment procedure?
The treatment phases are very simple.
A first visit is made to observe the patient’s case.
Impressions are then taken on the patient’s mouth.
It is sent to a specialized laboratory where the mouth is scanned with the subsequent design of the device in 3D, tailored to the patient, and then going through control of quality.
Later in the clinic, they adapt this device and it is placed in the mouth.
With Snap-on Smile, you will achieve a completely natural appearance in the teeth where only you will know that you are wearing it since it allows you to eat and drink.
Finally, we inform you that in our dental clinic abroad, we follow the prevention and safety measures against COVID-19. We will be happy to resolve all your questions and help you in any way possible at your safe dental clinic in Valencia so that you can show off your best smile without any worries and you can count on your trusted dental clinic.
Come visit us!
Transmitting a good image of your dental clinic is key to being able to show your patients how you are and what values you represent in your dental clinic. Also, from a good first impression, patients can feel safer and much calmer before starting the treatment.
In our dental clinic, you can find several differentiated spaces that can make you feel at home and increase your feeling of relaxation from the first moment:
1. Exterior of the dental clinic. Located in an unbeatable location in terms of accessibility, allowing you to get to your first visit via the metro and bus lines without any problem. You save gasoline and contribute to the environment by using public transport and even cycling.
2. Spacious, neat, and clean reception with several waiting rooms. We will always receive you with a smile.
3. Asensio coffee area, where you can enjoy a spice while having a coffee.
4. Several waiting rooms (first floor and upper floor)
5. Management offices
6. X-ray room
7. Cabinets. They are the center of the consultation, and each and every treatment is practiced there. Each cabinet is equipped with its dental chair and they are closed spaces for greater privacy.
9. Sterilization room
With 87% more than the reception and waiting rooms, our patients prefer the cabinet without a doubt. They consider it the best space since they have spent part of the treatment process there and it is where they have been most relaxed and happy. Visit us and experience yourself!
Request your appointment and put yourself in the hands of the team of Dr. Lucia Asensio and Dr. Jose Luis Lanuza, a leading professional team in dental health, dental implants health and dental aesthetics in Valencia, and feel free to call us at 0800 086 9049 or send an email to email@example.com
Many of our esteemed patients at Dental Asensio in Valencia turn to immediate dental implants as their top choice among various dental procedures. The allure lies in the speed and efficacy of the transformation. Achieving a pristine, robust smile in a mere 24 hours isn’t just a dream anymore. Moreover, our team’s expertise assures patients of high-quality care from the very start.
One patient shared her experience: “The thought was daunting initially. Yet, after a thorough 3D scan at Dental Asensio, I was advised that dental implants were the optimal solution for my weakened tooth, compromised by early periodontitis. Moreover, both the tooth extraction and implant placement were done in one go. Given my sensitive dental structure, other surgical treatments weren’t as suitable. Committing to my dental health at 24 was my best decision.”
Why Choose Immediate Dental Implants at Dental Asensio?
Immediate dental implants are not only about swift transformations. The procedure is tailor-made to provide longevity and durability, making it an attractive option for many. At Dental Asensio, we integrate the latest technological advancements with tried and tested methodologies to ensure optimal results.
The Healing Process and Aftercare
Lucia Asensio, our Medical Director, elaborates on what to expect post-procedure: “Generally, the implant’s healing duration is around 3 to 4 months. This can vary from one patient to another. In certain cases, the recovery has been even quicker. After the implant integrates and heals, we attach the custom-made artificial tooth, culminating in a seamless smile.”
Dental Asensio: Where Expertise Meets Innovation
Combining years of experience with state-of-the-art facilities, Dental Asensio is the destination for those looking for the best in dental care. Our dental implant procedure stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction.
Visit Dental Asensio today and take the first step towards reviving your smile with immediate dental implants.