If simply going to the dentist gives people anxiety, then it makes sense that more serious oral surgery could cause full blown fear. But it doesn’t have to be that way! If you’ve been considering an oral surgery, or your dentist has recommended it, you may have been held back in part by nerves about an oral surgery. We’re here today to help you manage those nerves, and hopefully discard them entirely. We believe that oral surgery can be quick, effective, painless, and not scary at all.
Dental implants are a great solution for a tooth or root problem, because a titanium post is embedded into your jawbone and then a realistic and lifelike tooth is mounted onto the post. Over time, your bone will grow new cells to bind even tighter with the titanium post and create an incredibly strong connection. It’s an incredible answer to persistent teeth problems, though some people are a little scared of the idea of titanium being inserted into their jaw. It’s actually very routine, safe and effective. No reason to be scared!
- There isn’t a lot of guesswork in implant surgery. Your dentist will carefully x-ray the site and make a plan for how to create the channel and insert the titanium post. Because your dentist will know exactly what he or she is doing, the procedure is quick and efficient. There will not be extra cuts or healing – just the small area necessary.
- Your dentist will numb only the site of the implant, rather than putting you completely under or numbing your entire mouth. This means you won’t feel numb and weird and disoriented for an entire day. A small area will feel completely numb for the procedure, then return to feeling within a few hours. If you still have nerves, often your dentist can use another anti-anxiety measure or sedative solutions.
- The nature of an implant surgery is so planned and minor that there is very little damage or disruption to your tissue. Any stitches are self-absorbing, so you won’t experience pulling, itching, or removal of stitches. The pain is very minimal, and most patients are able to effectively use their favorite over-the-counter painkiller (ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) to manage any discomfort which follows. The implant will heal very quickly and has a near 100% success rate, which means you don’t have to expect a long and painful recovery and weekly trips back to the dentist.
If you have tooth, gum, or root issues which are plaguing your oral health, consider dental implant surgery as a permanent and effective solution. Don’t let nerves about the procedure slow you down – it’s minor, safe, and comfortable. You’ll be smiling with confidence in no time!