Will I Need General Anesthesia for My Dental Implants?
When a patient is considering undergoing dental implant surgery it’s not uncommon for them to begin experiencing some feelings of anxiety in relation to the process of the procedure. However, it should be noted that while dental implant surgery involves the process of making incisions and drilling in order to place titanium posts into the jawbone anesthesia is administered to calm a patient’s anxiety. Now the question remains will you only need local anesthesia or will general anesthesia need to be administered. In majority of the cases general anesthesia will not need to be administered and local anesthesia will be fine. For example, you can receive eight dental implants and only require local anesthesia, let’s see why.
Local anesthesia is more than sufficient:
Local anesthesia is just as sufficient as general anesthesia because it can be administered to the patient using a topical cream or a syringe. Also, you won’t feel anything on the implant site(s) because through local anesthesia you will experience localized pain relief. In addition, your dentist can place up to at least eight dental implants for implant-supported dentures before applied local anesthesia begins to wear off.
The process is fast:
It’s possible to have one single implant installed within the span of one appointment. Also, thanks to new advanced systems like Teeth Today it’s easier than ever to plot the exact location that each implant will need to be placed in. Therefore, you can walk into your dentist’s office and on the same day leave with eight dental implant posts. Posts that support a full set of dentures. The process can be that fast.
Mild pain and Aftercare:
Although, dental implants can be installed within your mouth relatively fast it’s important to make note of the aftercare required for your newly installed dental implants. It’s normal to experience some mild to moderate pain in the form of tenderness and swelling after the anesthesia has worn off. Also, it’s likely that your dentist will suggest some over-the-counter-medication or if necessary, on rare occasions present you with a prescription for pain killers. The mild pain or tenderness will only last a few days.
Find Out More:
If you are interested in getting dental implants please feel free to reach out to your local dentist in order to explore all your options. Also, doing so will allow you to get all of your questions answered in person.