Dental Implant Placement: What type of sedation is available?
The dental implant procedure is smoother and more sophisticated than ever before. Most uncomplicated tooth replacement implants can be placed with only a minimal disturbance to the surrounding gum tissue and bone, and the recovery period is virtually painless.
However, it is important to remember that the implant procedure should not be taken lightly. Although it has been simplified, it is still a serious oral surgery procedure that can arouse feelings of apprehension or anxiousness for many patients who view “a screw being put into bone” as an very unpleasant prospect. To alleviate these concerns, Drs. Steven Koos DDS, MD and Brian Shah DDS, MD, your sedation dentists in Chicago, will perform the implant procedure with the help of various relaxation techniques.
When it comes to the administration of anesthesia, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are the only true specialists within the dental field, aside from anesthesiologists, to deliver the highest standard of care. Their extensive anesthesia training empowers oral surgeons to provide safe and effective pain management and sedation for each patient. As a result of a high level of training in emergency medicine, general surgery, pharmacology, oral surgeons are prepared to provide exceptional and individualized medical care.
Your sedation dentist is prepared to offer a full range of comfort levels with all office-based procedures for adults as well as children. At your consultation your medical history will be reviewed in order to determine the best anesthesia options for you. Depending on the complexity of your procedure and level of comfort required, the recommendation may include both anesthetics and commonly prescribed sedatives. By selecting gentle medications that are well tolerated and quickly metabolized, our downtown Chicago oral surgeons can perform safe and comfortable procedures, and you’ll enjoy a quick and smooth recovery.
In preparation for your procedure, a combination of the following may be used to eliminate discomfort and anxiety: pre-appointment sedative medication, local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous light sedation, and deep sedation- general anesthesia.
In light of today’s technology, it is possible to perform both simple and complex oral surgery procedures in an office setting while maintaining maximum patient comfort and safety. To discuss the most appropriate sedation methods for your dental implant placement procedure, contact ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, in the heart of downtown Chicago at 312-328-9000 for an appointment today.