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Are You Awake For Dental Implants?


Posted on 7/10/2023 by Dr McMurray
Are You Awake For Dental Implants?Imagine a sharp object being inserted in your mouth to pierce your gum and dig into the bone under it. Sincerely, it is a spine-chilling thought you don't even want to think about. We all know that in surgery there is the use of anesthesia and other sedation forms that kill pain completely. Dental implants are also mounted through dental surgery. Part of the surgical procedure for implants is the utilization of sedation dentistry.

There are different types of anesthesia and sedation with dissimilar effects. The intensity of the pain plus your degree of anxiety and distress will dictate what the dentist will give for relief during dental implant surgery. The vehemence of the pain is determined by the type of dental work that will be done to you depending on your bone condition.

The Different Types of Anesthesia


The different types of anesthesia will create different sensations when applied, from drowsiness to complete unconsciousness in patients. Where bone has deteriorated and there is the need for grafting to support it, then pain can be extreme. The use of general anesthesia can be considered in such instances. It causes total unconsciousness and memory loss.

Local anesthesia can also be used to just numb the mouth area where the operation is taking place. With this kind of anesthesia, you will remain fully awake and aware of the activities going on in your mouth. Although numbing may kill any pain, you could remain nervous. As such, your anxiety will be cooled off with conscious sedation like nitrous oxide or laughing gas. This sedative will make you drowsy and calm you down.

After the Surgery


The effect of anesthesia will only remain until the surgery is ended after which it starts to fade off. It's normal to experience little pain and discomfort at this point. Use painkillers and follow the dentist's directives. The pain should not last more than a week, and if it does, seek medical advice. Visit us for quality dental implant treatment.


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