Dental Implants and Sedation: A Few Notes

Have you made the decision to learn more about dental implants in 2019? Or maybe you suspect they are right for you, and you’ve made a consultation appointment to determine if dental implants in Rohnert Park, CA are the best option to improve your smile. One aspect many patients wonder about concerns the potential for pain during the procedure, and the dental sedation options that are available. The doctors at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery always keep your comfort and physical well being in mind.

Sedation for Dental Implant Surgery

There are several types of sedation that can make different oral surgery procedures comfortables. Nitrous oxide is the lightest form of sedation and for patients with more heightened anxiety, oral sedation is an option. For implant placement, intravenous (IV) sedation is almost always the right choice. Patients receiving dental implants will benefit from this strongest type of sedation. IV sedation is a type of general anesthesia, and patients are monitored by an anesthesiologist. This type of sedation means a patient is completely asleep, and unaware of surroundings.

What About Pain Afterwards?

Depending on your procedure, there may be an amount of discomfort afterwards. We will always release you with detailed aftercare instructions, and suggestions (or prescriptions if needed) to minimize any pain. Patients do not generally receive dental sedation after a treatment, but there are pain relieving prescriptions and habits like proper brushing and flossing, that make sure your implants comfortable, and help them last a very long time. You should always call your oral surgeon’s office if pain is worrisome or persists.

Don’t Let Fear of Discomfort Keep You From The Implants You Need

Dental implants can provide a lifetime of comfortable, secure smiles, as well a stronger jawbone. Sedation options can make the process comfortable. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.