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Can I Be Sedated for Dental Implants?

Dental implant hunt valley dentistMany people worry about whether a dental procedure will hurt, especially with dental implants. For anyone with fears about surgery or dental treatments, the idea of having dental implants placed can induce a lot of anxiety.

Fortunately, modern dental technology means that you will receive some form of pain medicine to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. Valley Dental Health is proud to offer all types of dental sedation for dental implants so you can improve your smile without anxiety. We offer oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation. Learn more about which type of sedation is best for you.

Type of Sedation for Dental Implants

If you are only having one or two implants placed, you will probably not need general anesthetic. Local anesthetic should be enough to keep you comfortable while your implants are placed. However, if you require a bone graft surgery in which bone tissue is harvested from elsewhere in your body and placed on your jaw to support your implant, your oral surgeon might prefer to work with you under a general anesthetic.

Another option for dental implant procedure is conscious oral sedation. This helps you relax during your oral surgery and is often combined with the use of a local anesthetic. The sedative agent is usually administered in pill form or using nitrous oxide gas. In this scenario, you remain conscious enough that you are aware of your surroundings and can respond to your doctor’s questions and instructions, but will be completely relaxed. Conscious sedation is a great option for those who experience anxiety about dental procedures.

Though it might seem preferable to have your surgery under IV anesthesia, it is normally unnecessary. Local anesthesia is safer and less likely to produce unpleasant side effects. Be sure to discuss your options for sedation and anesthesia with your oral surgeon to make sure you make the best choice for you.

Dental Implants in Hunt Valley, MD

If you have missing teeth, dental implants can be an excellent option for replacing those missing teeth and restoring your smile’s appearance and full functionality. Rest assured that our team will do everything possible to ensure you are as comfortable and safe as possible during the procedure.

To discuss if implants are the right solution for your smile, call our Valley Dental Health at (410) 803-5587 or schedule a consultation online today!