Anxiety surrounding dental implants is not uncommon. However, there is no need to be nervous or fearful about implant placement. Dental implant surgery is a routine procedure and, when performed by a skilled oral surgeon, is almost always a safe and predictable experience. In fact, dental implants have an impressive 90 to 95 percent success rate, and serious adverse complications are rare.
In this blog post, leading Orlando implant dentist Ronald Trevisani shares some considerations to help eliminate anxiety about dental implant placement.
Planning Is Key
Many people fear the unknown, so it’s helpful to know exactly what to expect. Rest assured that Dr. Trevisani will carefully plan out the details of your procedure for a smooth experience.
He will spend a lot of time preparing for your implant placement, taking X-rays and other images to create detailed surgical guides to follow during surgery. He will explain in detail how he plans to approach your procedure. You are encouraged to ask questions during any point of the pre-operative planning stage, to assuage any concerns.
Ask about Your Sedation Options
Usually implant placement is performed with local anesthetic, which completely numbs the mouth while the patient remains conscious. Some people prefer this because the dentist or oral surgeon can explain what is happening during surgery, step-by-step.
However, if you have fear or anxiety about implant placement, you may be better off inquiring about your sedation dentistry options. Sedative medication can put you into a deeply relaxed and comfortable state during surgery, leaving you with little to no recollection of the procedure afterward.
Discomfort Is Usually Minimal after Implant Placement
It may alleviate some of your fears to know that most patients experience minimal discomfort after implant placement, thanks to well-planned surgical guides and advanced surgical techniques. Some patients take over-the-counter pain relievers to stay ahead of the pain, but prescription painkillers are usually not necessary and significant pain is rare.
Dental Implant Placement in Orlando
For more information about dental implants, Orlando oral and maxillofacial surgeon Ronald Trevisani invites you to book a consultation. Please call or email our practice to make your appointment.