Let’s be honest: Dental implant surgery sounds scary. Surgery is never fun and given the anxiety that many people already feel about going to the dentist, hearing that you need oral surgery may feel overwhelming. Luckily, there’s nothing to fear! Dental implant surgery is routine and generally considered very safe. If you have anxiety about your upcoming dental implant surgery, read on to learn why you have nothing to fear.
There’s No Need to Fear Dental Implant Surgery! Your Olney Dentist Explains
Dental implant surgery is routine
Dental implant surgery is common and routine. In fact, when compared to other types of surgery, this procedure is actually one of the safest because it tends to be minimally invasive and every aspect is carefully planned out before the procedure begins. Prior to surgery, your Olney dentist will take a variety of images of your mouth and teeth so that they can plan out every aspect of your implant surgery so that it can go off without a hitch.
Local anesthesia is all you need
One of the most dangerous aspects of getting surgery is the use of anesthesia. Administering anasthesia is a very precise endeavor and when something is miscalculated, it can spell big trouble. Luckily, most dental implant surgeries don’t even require full anesthesia! For most patients, a shot of local anesthetic such as novocaine will be the only anesthesia needed. Of course, if you have anxiety at the dentist and you would prefer to be fully sedated, we can also do that.
Recovery is a breeze
Ok, recovering from surgery is never fun, but dental implant surgery is so minor that most people are able to bounce back within a few days and any pain can be handled with over-the-counter pain relievers. Because of recent advances in dental surgery technology, the procedure is minimally invasive, incisures are minor and the sutures you will receive are totally dissolvable, and the process have more than a 95% success rate! After you have healed, you’ll simply visit your Olney dentist to have a crown placed and then you’ll be able to enjoy your beautiful new tooth for decades.
Your Olney dentist
Interested in learning more about how cosmetic dentistry can make your smile happier? Call Olney Dental at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online for an appointment. And don’t forget to visit Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube to connect with us on social media.