Will I be comfortable during my dental implant placement?

Charlottesville sedation dentistrySome of our patients’ biggest concerns regarding oral health procedures involve their comfort. If you have an upcoming procedure for dental implant placement, you might be wondering what your experience will be like at our practice. Our oral surgeons take our guests’ comfort very seriously; we utilize local anesthetics and sedation dentistry to ensure a gentle and relaxing treatment experience.

Receiving dental implants is not an overly invasive procedure. Our patients report comfortable treatment experiences, most of the time to their surprise. Some receiving dental implants tolerate their procedures with just local anesthetic while others may opt for sedation dentistry, which involves administering prescription medication.

If you’re curious about what comfort amenities are best for you, we recommend discussing your concerns with our team at your consultation. We will help you determine the best treatment options for your individualized needs.

What can I expect during my recovery?

Recovering from receiving dental implants can involve some temporary lifestyle adjustments. You will likely need to adopt a soft diet as your body heals from your procedure. Your surgeon will provide precise instructions on what to eat following your treatment. It is important to follow these instructions for an optimal recovery.

You will experience some swelling and tenderness near surgical sites the days following your procedure. Some patients may take prescription pain medications and antibiotics after treatment to ease discomfort and prevent infections. Others, however, might prefer over the counter pain medications. Like dietary restrictions, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s recommendations very closely.

Not every patient’s dental implant experience is the same. Some people might receive a single dental implant and require no preliminary procedures. Others may be receiving multiple implants and/or need treatments like bone grafts. If you have questions about what to expect during your procedure or through your recovery, give our office a call. Our team is happy to empower our patients with helpful information.

If you’re interested in dental implants or have questions about sedation dentistry, call Charlottesville Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center to speak with a helpful member of our team.