As the dentist describes the procedure for a dental implant, it is easy to imagine how it could hurt. Though it may sound like it could be painful to have a dental implant placed into your jaw, it shouldn't be with a caring and gentle dentist in Fredericksburg, VA on your side. Your dentist will administer a local anesthetic to the site to numb the surrounding gums and jaw before the procedure begins.
Dental Implant Procedures Shouldn't Be Painful
Dr. Mohamed Elnahass, DDS will ensure the anesthetic has taken full effect and that the discomfort you might experience is within your pain threshold. A local anesthetic is generally enough for most patients to make the experience pain-free. Your dentist will always remain responsive to you and your reactions. If you feel uncomfortable or are in pain, please let our team know.
Anxious For Your Dental Visit?
There are additional light sedation and general anesthesia options for patients with issues like anxiety, the inability to sit still, or low pain thresholds.
If you are worried about the anxiety you experience from being in the dentist's chair or having work done in your mouth, talk to your dentist about available sedation dental options, which can help make the experience much less unpleasant.