Sometimes the scariest part of a major dental procedure is deciding to commit to it. If you’ve been exploring your teeth replacement options and are leaning toward dental implants, but you’re worried that the procedure will be painful, then it can be difficult to even muster up the courage to call in and schedule an initial consultation.
In general, the process of getting dental implants is less scary than you might think. Most patients say that there’s less pain involved than with a tooth extraction.
And at Atlanta West Dentistry in Marietta, GA, we combine the skill of top-notch dentists, comfort amenities, and dental sedation to ensure that your dental implant procedure — from planning to placement — is completely comfortable and stress-free.
Read on to learn about the ways in which we work to minimize tension and anxiety throughout the process. Then, come explore your teeth replacement options in a no-pressure setting by scheduling a complimentary dental implant consultation. Just give us a call at 770-744-4619 to schedule an appointment.
Award-Winning Dentistry In A Comfortable Setting
Dr. Travis Watson and Dr. Cameron Watson are a dynamic duo when it comes to high-quality dentistry, and they’ve built up a practice where every member of the team shares the same passion for helping patients. They brought to the practice Dr. Bowersox, who has extensive experience with IV conscious sedation, oral surgery, dental implant placement, and more.
Our dentists have earned numerous accolades and completed thousands of hours of continuing education to bring the most effective techniques and technology to the practice. And while each dentist is exceptionally skilled in his or her own right, the true magic happens when they collaborate to bring patients extraordinary care.
At Atlanta West Dentistry, we want to take patient comfort beyond just offering top-notch dentistry. We wanted to do it in an environment that’s warm and inviting. Our office is spacious and clean, with soothing colors and plenty of natural light. To help you relax before your appointment, we offer refreshments in the reception area and even have a play area for children if you’ll be bringing your little one with you.
Minimize Stress And Pain With Comfort Amenities And Dental Sedation
At Atlanta West Dentistry, we know that sometimes, it takes more than just a talented team to help you relax before a dental procedure. When it comes to your comfort, we go the extra mile to meet your needs — whether that means providing you with blankets, pillows, or anything else. Feeling physically comfortable in the dental chair will help ease tension.
Of course, we thoroughly numb the area with our gentle computer-assisted anesthesia delivery system before placing your dental implants, but if you want to further minimize stress and pain, we offer three forms of dental sedation. Sedation dentistry involves the use of certain medications to improve your experience undergoing dental work, particularly if your procedure is fairly intensive.
Our sedation options include:
- Nitrous oxide. Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a small mask and produces a sensation of mild euphoria.
- Oral conscious sedation. This is a slightly deeper form of sedation, administered in the form of a pill you take before the dental work begins. While you’ll be conscious during the procedure, oral sedation helps you feel extremely relaxed.
- IV sedation. Administered intravenously, IV sedation is the deepest form of sedation we offer. You’ll feel as though you’re on the edge of consciousness or dreaming while you’re under the effects of IV sedation. This form of sedation makes it easy for us to monitor your vital signs and level of sedation so we can keep you comfortable and safe.
Patient Education: Understanding Dental Implants
For many patients, education is key to helping them feel great about their dental work. When they understand what’s involved in, say, the dental implant placement procedure, the uncertainty factor is removed and they instantly feel more at ease.
So, let’s go over some of the basics of dental implant placement. As you might already know, dental implants are small metal posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. When you come to Atlanta West Dentistry for dental implant procedure, you’ll arrive with a gap in your smile — any necessary extractions will have already taken place. Then, we’ll completely numb the area and administer any dental sedation that you’ve decided to undergo.
Then, the implant will be gently inserted into the jawbone, where your natural tooth root once stood. In most cases, we’ll then allow the bone and tissue around the implant some time to heal. You might experience some soreness in the days following the procedure, but this can discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. During this period of healing, your jawbone will actually fuse to the dental implant, which is what makes dental implants such a reliable option for teeth replacement.
When the area is healed, you’ll come back and have your dental implant restored with a dental crown or other restoration. And that’s it — you’ll have a beautifully restored smile, free of smile gaps.
And if you have any additional questions or want further explanation of your treatment, our compassionate team can help you. Your comfort is our priority, and we want you to feel great about the care you receive.