For decades, dental implants have been used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth. They allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally, so you can smile, laugh, and eat your favorite meal without any dental issues.
What kind of anesthesia is used for dental implants?
Local anesthesia or IV sedation can be used to keep you comfortable, depending on the procedure.
Talk to your dental specialist about which option is best for you.
Are dental implants painful?
Most people who have received dental implants say that there is very little discomfort involved in the procedure, which you can manage with pain medication.
Local anesthesia can be used during the procedure, and most patients report that implants involve less pain than a tooth extraction.
Nevertheless, speak with your surgeon if pain doesn’t improve after five to seven days.
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