Dental implants are a sophisticated form of tooth replacement. But that does not mean treatment should be intimidating. Absolute Dental Care can handle all aspects of the implant process from our office in Nixa, Missouri. Even the surgical placement of the implant in the jawbone can be handled in-office and by the dentist that you know and trust, Dr. Todd Anderson.
It is one thing to offer the best modern treatments that dentistry has to offer. It is quite another to provide and support the most pleasant experience. We see sedation dentistry as a “helper.” The use of relaxing oral medications helps our kind, non-judgmental, and talented team to provide the most comfortable care and the best patient experience.
Sedation may accompany the placement of dental implants. The process is generally tolerated well with a pain-relieving anesthetic to maintain utmost comfort. However, our relaxing oral sedation may be more appropriate for patients undergoing complex or lengthy dental treatments. It is also ideal for individuals with dental apprehension, anxiety, and fear.
After meeting with you and reviewing your medical history, Dr. Anderson will determine the best medication to suit your needs. He will also go over how to take the prescribed medication.
Our patients appreciate that oral conscious sedation:
Dr. Anderson will also review what to expect following treatment and answer any questions you may have. Since patients may nod off or fall asleep during treatment, oral sedation is associated with lingering drowsiness. So, you must confirm that someone else is picking you up and driving you home after your appointment. As with other sedatives, do not operate heavy machinery (for the same reason you cannot drive a vehicle post-treatment).
Fear and anxiety should never stand between you and the best available treatment option, including dental implants for tooth replacement.
We are your listening ear and look forward to partnering with you. Absolute Dental Care in Nixa, MO, may be reached at (417) 815-6797.