Just How Comfortable Is The Dental Implant Procedure?
As a dentist in Clacton we regularly extract impacted teeth and wisdom teeth and place dental implants. Most of our patients have the impression that undergoing treatment for dental implants in Clacton is likely to be far worse than facing tooth extraction and are pleasantly surprised when they find that its surprisingly easy to sit through both procedures and heal comfortably afterwards.
When teeth are removed they’re often infected or badly cracked, the bone may be infected, and the patient is likely suffering pain. When this happens and they have to lose the tooth and face surgery, then it’s little wonder that they feel scared. However, they’re particularly relieved when despite having been in pain, and not knowing quite what to expect, they felt no pain and very little discomfort. This is because we spend time with our patients so they can talk about their needs, their fears and concerns and the results they’d like to achieve, before examining their mouth. A thorough examination, X-rays and 3D scans, plus a written treatment plan are all necessary before a patient undergoes treatment for dental implants in Clacton. A lot of planning will take place between various dental professionals involved in the implant procedure and a virtual mock up of the patient’s jaw, mouth, and teeth, will help the surgeon plan for accurate and safe placement of the dental implants. Full instructions will be given to the patient prior to treatment so they’re fully informed and prepared, and they’ll also have a detailed set of after care instructions to follow. If they’re at all nervous about the procedure then they can also ask for conscious sedation which will leave them awake but deeply relaxed during surgery.
When you’re getting a dental implant in Clacton you are in effect getting back the lost body part. You’ll have sorted out your finances, you’ll no longer be in pain, and all of the prior planning will have taken place, putting you in a good frame of mind to face the surgery.
Some patients need to have bone augmentations if they don’t have sufficient bone in which to place the implant and again this procedure is a comfortable as the implant placement. Bone regeneration may cause a little pain once the anaesthetic has worn off, but this can usually be handled with over the counter pain killers such as Ibuprofen and Paracetamol.
The dental implant procedure is a lengthy one from start to finish but most patients will tell you that despite the cost and the wait, it’s more than worth it for the long term advantages that come with dental implants, and will recommend this treatment to their friends.
If you’d like to find out more about whether or not dental implants in Clacton are for you, then why not book a consultation with Clacton Dental Care. Call today on 01255 221001 or book online at www.clactondentalcare.co.uk. We’re a private and NHS dentist in Clacton dedicated to providing the best dental care for all the family.