What is an Implant?
An implant is a post that one of our specialists place surgically in your jaw bone during a procedure at one of our dental offices. Before we begin, we will give you a local anesthetic so you shouldn’t feel anything during the surgery.
It might help to know that placing an implant is not as complicated as removing a tooth, and the bone into which we place the implant doesn’t have many nerves that sense pain. However, we do offer nitrous oxide if you are anxious about the procedure.
Is Placing an Implant Uncomfortable?
Having an implant placed is a major dental procedure; there's a chance you will have some discomfort after the anesthetic wears off. But most patients report that they manage it comfortably by using ice packs and taking over-the-counter pain medication. You may also be comforted to know that those who’ve had the procedure say that any discomfort was well worth the final result!
The team at PhD Dental is always happy to answer your questions about any of the procedures we offer. If you would like to more information dental implants in LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera, please call us to arrange an appointment. One of our specialists will sit down with you to evaluate your needs, answer your questions, and help you decide if a dental implant is an appropriate choice for you.