Is Anesthesia Required for Dental Implants?

When it comes to addressing tooth loss, dental implants are an excellent option for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can provide you with permanent, stationary and natural-looking new teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth. Implant surgery involves placing an artificial tooth root into the jawbone.

Anesthesia and Dental Implant Surgery

With the goal of providing a smooth and comfortable procedure, we use general anesthesia for all dental implants. Additionally, we also use local anesthetic in the area of the procedure so the patient feels little to no pain upon waking.

When you visit The Center for Oral Surgery of Las Vegas for dental implants, Dr. Letelier will discuss these details with you during your consultation. He will also tell you how to prepare for your surgery. Using general anesthetic requires certain patient precautions such as not eating or drinking for six hours prior to procedure, among others, so be sure that you follow all the instructions you’re given so the procedure will be comfortable and successful.

Advantages of Dental Implants in Las Vegas

When you choose to replace missing teeth with dental implants, you will enjoy many benefits. Dental implants look, feel and function just like your natural teeth and they help keep your jawbone healthy by preventing the bone tissue from degenerating over time. Unlike dentures which can slip, shift and feel uncomfortable, dental implants are secure, stable and very comfortable.

If you are in good health, a non-smoker and do not have diabetes or an autoimmune disorder, you are most likely a good candidate for dental implants. If you have a problem such as periodontal disease or a lack of bone mass in your jaw, you may need to undergo some treatment before you can have dental implants placed. To find out more about how you can benefit from dental implants, please call our office at (702) 367-6666 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Letelier or visit our contact us page.