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Dental Sedation Options for Implant Surgery

July 21, 2021
Posted By: Front Range Smiles
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Dental implants are one of the best solutions for your smile when you're missing one or more of your teeth. However, completing your implant treatment does involve surgery, which can make some patients anxious.

The good news is that sedation dentistry in Parker, CO can help you feel at ease during your surgical procedure. Dr. Amber Schmidt provides both dental sedation and comprehensive implant dentistry at Front Range Smiles.

What to Expect From Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Schmidt uses a local anesthetic during implant surgery to ensure that you are numb and don't feel anything during the procedure. Implant placement is a straightforward procedure, and most patients are pleasantly surprised at how quickly and smoothly it goes. Many people feel that the procedure is easier than having a tooth extracted.

However, for those patients who need additional assistance feeling at ease during dental procedures, we also offer options for dental sedation you can combine with an anesthetic during your implant placement surgery.

Two Levels of Dental Sedation

Nitrous oxide, also called laughing gas, is one option of dental sedation you can choose to have during your dental implant procedure. You'll breathe nitrous through a mask that you'll wear throughout the procedure, and it quickly works to help you feel calm and relaxed.

Once your procedure is done, nitrous quickly exits your system, leaving no lingering side effects to deal with. This option is ideal for patients with lower anxiety.

If you feel like you need a bit more help to relax during your procedure, you might choose oral sedation. This sedation is delivered orally through medication that Dr. Schmidt will prescribe for you ahead of time. You'll take it an hour before your procedure, and you'll feel as if you're sleeping during your surgery even though you're still conscious and able to respond.

Contact Front Range Smiles for More Information

If you're considering dental implants in Parker, CO, we encourage you to contact Front Range Smiles at (720) 851-5020 to learn more about how we can help you.

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