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Sedation Dentistry for Dental Implant Treatment

Individuals who are interested in dental implants should know some important details before undergoing any treatment. It’s necessary to know all the information about the procedure, including the type of sedation offered by the dentist.

Sedation During Treatment

Dental implants are the perfect solution for people with missing teeth. The replacement teeth are attached to thin, screw-shaped posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. It’s essential to discuss the details of the procedure with your New Albany implant dentist, so you’re well informed about the entire procedure. Dr. Ron Receveur of New dental clinic can speak with you about the process and answer all your questions about the treatment.

Treatment time depends on your health condition, number of teeth involved and any extraction needed. The procedure requires a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and mouth. New Albany dentist will provide pre-operative instructions such as using anti-bacterial mouthwash, a prescription of antibiotics, and to bring someone with you during your scheduled appointment to assist you after the operation.

Dr. Ron interviews his patients thoroughly, to give them the best care that they deserve. He will assess your pain tolerance and recommend sedation dentistry when needed. Patients would be either given oral or intravenous sedation before the procedure.

  • Oral sedation is a prescription pill given to patients before the treatment. The dose ranges from minimal to moderate, which can make you drowsy to a near unconscious state. A higher dose of medicine can be given to produce moderate sedation. You will fall asleep but can be awakened with a mild shake.
  • Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered into the bloodstream through your vein, allowing it to act almost immediately, to calm down a patient or put them at ease. Your dentist will be able to control the amount of sedatives flowing in your bloodstream to match the length of your procedure.

Sedation is recommended for patients who have a low pain threshold, are uncomfortable sitting in the dentist’s chair, have sensitive teeth, or those with a bad gag reflex.

Dr. Ron Receveur has extensive experience in performing sedation dentistry and dental implants. Talk to him about sedation and other treatment procedures by calling 888 469-3982. Book an appointment with us today.