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Do You Need Sedation For Dental Implants?

a dental implant patient during an inhaled sedation procedure

Has a dentist told you that you need dental implants? Are dental implants painful to have implanted? Do you have questions about sedation used for dental implants? 

You are not alone! Up to 30% of people express dental anxiety and concerns about discomfort or pain that can be associated with dental implant procedures in Charlotte, NC. This can often cause a delay in seeking much needed treatment, which can, in turn, worsen the complications that dental implants, or full arch dental implants, tend to solve.

Dental Sedation Solves Procedure Pain And Patient Anxiety!

Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate any worries. Dental sedation or anesthesia can help reduce or eliminate any pain or discomfort sensations in a safe and convenient way! A dentist can make the best sedation choice for you based on your individual needs and wants––including any health issues, procedure length, or potential allergic reactions.

The different types of dental sedation options include:

  • Local anesthesia medication: numbing the area or causing temporary unconsciousness to be pain-free.
  • Sedation: can be mild, moderate, or deep unconsciousness. Administered through oral or intravenous (IV).
  • General anesthesia: used for longer procedures, full unconsciousness and complete relaxation. Administered through a face mask or IV.

While anesthesia is considered to be quite safe, as with most procedures, there are some side effects to consider; including nausea/vomiting, headache, and dry mouth. It is important to choose a dental professional in Charlotte, NC that has the knowledge and experience of using top-notch anesthesia methods. The dentist should have a number of years of clinical experience in administering and monitoring all levels of anesthesia and should strive to ensure their patients experience comfortable and pain free dental procedures and offer a range of anesthesia options for you to choose from.

Don’t Be Anxious of Getting Dental Implants!

Dental implants don’t need to be a painful procedure, so schedule your consultation with our doctor, Dr. Edwin Porter, DDS, FAGD, in our office in our office by Charlotte, NC today!

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