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Are You Put to Sleep for Dental Implants?

Are You Put to Sleep for Dental Implants?

Are you put to sleep for dental implantsGenerally, patients are not put to sleep for dental implants. A local anesthetic may be sufficient if you're only having one or two implants done. This will temporarily numb the area, so although you’re awake during the procedure, you won’t feel a thing. At Lewis Family & Implant Dentristry, we believe this to be the most effective method of sedation due to its being inexpensive, non-invasive, and easy to administer.

Oral Conscious Sedation

At Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer oral conscious sedation for dental implant procedures. This method of sedation will make you groggy or even cause you to fall asleep, but you can be easily awoken with a gentle prod. Oral sedation affects your motor skills and memory, so you'll need a ride home after your procedure.

We do not offer any kind of sedation that is guaranteed to leave you fully unconscious. If you believe this is the best option for you, please consult another dentist. Alternatively, give us a call with any questions you have about oral conscious sedation!

IV Sedation & Laughing Gas: What it means to be "Put to Sleep"

Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and intravenous therapy (IV) are two methods of sedation that other dentists administer. Some recommend IV sedation to help minimize the discomfort and anxiety patients may feel during the implant procedure. However, you have to be in good health to have an IV, because it can be potentially dangerous and produce unpleasant side effects. Before having your dental implant surgery, be sure to talk with your dentist about the types of anesthesia they offer to help you make the best decision.
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