Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?
The dental implant procedure is completed in two stages: placing an artificial root in the gums and then placing a custom-designed porcelain crown. While it is both normal and common to have some level of anxiety when undergoing dental procedures, the fact is that advancements in dental techniques and sedation dentistry make it possible for patients to feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.
Before the dental implant procedure begins, your dentist will gently numb the site of the implant. Patients who wish to further optimize their comfort during dental implant treatment can request oral conscious sedation. With this sedation dentistry technique, small pills can be taken an hour before the procedure, putting you in an extremely relaxed and nearly sleep-like state while still allowing you to communicate with the dentist and his dental team. Any post-operative discomfort after your dental implant procedure can be managed easily with oral medication. As always, your safety and comfort are two of our top priorities at Germantown Dental Group, and we use state-of-the-art technologies to make sure you are receiving the best possible care.