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Comfortably Numb: Dental Implant Anesthesia

Did you know that nearly half of people with dental insurance avoid dental therapy due to fear and anxiety? That statistic from the American Dental Association may especially ring true for you if you keep putting off getting those dental implants you need because of a dental phobia. If so, take a deep breath, relax and consider this bit of reassuring news: The staff at Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona is trained to provide local and general dental implant anesthesia, nitrous oxide and light sedation in a safe and comfortable environment, ensuring you are relaxed throughout every stage of your dental implant treatment.

Each of our doctors is fully certified to administer all levels of anesthesia for adults and children, including intravenous sedation. To become certified, they completed training in hospital-based surgical residency programs alongside medical residents in general surgery, anesthesia and other specialties. During this time, they provided medical anesthesiology services, including evaluating patients for anesthesia, delivering the anesthetic and monitoring post-anesthetic patients.

Our doctors’ extensive training and expertise make them well prepared to appropriately administer all forms of sedation and local and general dental implant anesthesia. To put you at ease before your dental implant procedure, your oral surgeon will review the type of anesthetic to be used, as well as the way you’re likely to feel before and during implant surgery. This is the perfect time to discuss any worries or concerns you might have about any facet of the operation. Usually, our patients describe their feelings during surgery as comfortable and surprisingly pleasant. After surgery, you may be prescribed a medication to make you as comfortable as possible when you get home.

So why continue to procrastinate about scheduling that dental implant surgery you need? Give Oral & Facial Surgeons of Arizona a call today to schedule a dental implant consultation so you can discuss your concerns with one of our doctors and learn more about your dental implant treatment options.