Sedation Provides Comfortable Implant Placement

santa rosa sedationWhen you receive dental implants, this involves oral surgery. To ensure your tooth replacement, whether this means one tooth or all of them, is comfortable, we offer dental sedation. In today’s blog, your Santa Rosa, CA, oral surgeons talk about dental sedation!

The Placement of Dental Implants

How do we place dental implants? Well, we first take detailed images of your smile with CBCT and digital x-ray technology, so we can assess the state of your smile, the strength of your jawbone, and the position of the missing tooth. We use these to plan the placement process in detail, so we can choose the right angle and position for the new root, and also ensure we avoid sinus cavities and nerve tissues. Using digital technology, we guide the implant post into the jaw. Being made from biocompatible titanium using advanced Straumann® materials, these will be accepted as new roots and bond with the jawbone. As a result, they can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime! But to ensure your comfort throughout, we will offer sedation.

Choosing Your Calming Option

Our team will first look at your medical and dental history, as well as your age, weight, and any allergies or other concerns. We also want to assess your dental anxiety levels. We know dental fears are real, and with sedation you can undergo treatment without anxiety. As you can see, the options we choose are based on a number of different factors. Our team is also licensed and board-certified in the administration of sedation, and we will have a trained anesthesiologist on hand throughout the process to monitor you and adjust levels as needed.

Our Calming Options

What option will we provide? For more minor procedures, we could offer nitrous oxide, which is inhaled in gas form through a mask over your nose. You enter a calm and relaxed state, and the effects wear off once the procedure ends, so you can often drive yourself home or return to work. With oral sedation, you take the calming agent in a pill or liquid form before the procedure, and need to avoid food or drink in the eight hours before the treatment. This is a deeper state of clam, so it takes time to wear off. You’ll need someone to bring you home afterward. The deepest form is IV, which leaves you with little to no memory of the procedure at all. If you have any questions, then give our team a call today.

Do You Have Questions About Addressing Tooth Loss?

We want to help you have a comfortable treatment experience. To learn more about addressing the gaps in your smile, then schedule a consultation by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, today at 707-545-4625.