If you have lost a tooth due to accident, decay, or injury, dental implants are a relatively quick and permanent fix to get your smile back.
With proper sedation, you can ensure a low-pain experience. If anxiety around dental procedures is a barrier to getting the treatment you need, sedation dentistry may be an option.
Which Sedation Is Used for Dental Implants?
Sedation dentistry allows patients who are intensely afraid of dental procedures to get the treatment they need.
Meditation is used to decrease the sensation of pain experienced during the time of the procedure. There are varying levels of sedation. Some patients may be awake during the process without feeling the procedure, while others may lose consciousness until the anesthesia wears off.
3 Types of Sedation for Dental Implants
There are a few different ways that sedation may be offered to patients undergoing surgery for dental implants.
Depending on your feelings about dental procedures, pain thresholds, and other issues, one may be a better fit than another.
- IV sedation: IV sedation is the most intensive type of sedation dentistry used for dental implants. This is for patients who are deeply uncomfortable with dental care or unable to remain still during the process. It is simple, works quickly, and can be tailored to the needs of the individual.
- Oral sedation: Oral sedation involves taking a pill prior to going to the dentist that has the effect of calming the nerves and relaxing the body. This is usually a benzodiazepine, which the dentist prescribes at the consultation, so it is in effect in time for the procedure.
- Inhalation sedation:Nitrous oxide is commonly associated with dentists. It allows a patient to stay fully awake during the procedure but feel no pain. A face mask is usually placed over the mouth and nose. The medication takes effect within a few minutes, and it wears off within 10 minutes of mask removal.
Do I Need Sedation to Get Dental Implants?
Each situation is different, so it is important to set up a consultation at Dison Dentistry to get started and make a plan. Call now.