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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Friday, January 9, 2009

Types of Anesthesia for Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implant surgery can be a time consuming process and requires the use of anesthesia when placing the implants. The implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone and then the bone will heal around the posts so that crowns can be placed on the posts.

There are different types of anesthesia and an anesthesiologist will pick the best form for you. The most common forms are:
  • Local anesthesia, which involved injecting a numbing agent directly into the area where the surgery will take place. This form of anesthesia will block the pain response in that specific area. The most common local anesthetic is Novocain.
  • Regional anesthesia requires the numbing agent to be injected into major nerve groups or the spine. This form allows the anesthetic to block a larger area of pain responses.
  • General anesthesia is where the anesthetic is injected directly into a vein through an IV, or it is inhaled through an oxygen mask. Using this type of anesthesia affects the brain and you will be unconscious during the procedure.

Depending on your health and condition, we will choose the right anesthesia for your procedure. If you are considering dental implants in the Chicago, Illinois area, please call or email our practice for more information. During your private consultation, we will assess all aspects of the procedure and your expectations. Together we can help you make the right choice for your dental implant surgery.

posted by PaulaB at 9:00 AM


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