Published: 10/13/2017

You have done your research and decided that you would like to replace your missing teeth with dental implants. While you know that this is one of the best investments you will make, sometimes patients become nervous about oral surgery. With an experienced periodontist planning and placing your dental implants in Rockville, MD, there is no reason for anxiety.

4 Steps to Stress-Free Dental Implant Surgery

  1. Your doctor will spend a significant amount of time planning your surgery before you actually sit in the dentist’s chair. X-rays, pictures, and CT Scans allow Dr. Steven Rice to have an accurate representation of your mouth and everything in it. This includes the location of bone, sinus, and nerves. Your doctor will have your entire procedure mapped out before your visit.
  2. Implant surgery is typically performed with local anesthetic. Your doctor will numb the tissue at and surrounding the treatment site, similar to what happens when you get a filling. This is sufficient for most patients. For those who experience extreme anxiety or are concerned about discomfort, Dr. Rice offers sedation dentistry. Oral sedation or IV sedation is available.
  3. There is no need to worry about post-procedure recovery. While you may experience some soreness or swelling immediately after, over the counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can help.
  4. The success rate for dental implants in Rockville, MD, is high, as is the patient satisfaction rate. Selecting an experienced periodontist and following the surgical instructions can ensure that you have a beautiful, worry-free smile that can last a lifetime.

If you are interested in dental implants, do not hesitate to call our office. Dr. Rice would be happy to offer you a consultation to learn more about this procedure to restore the beauty and health of your smile.

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