Currently, there are resources for a pain-free insertion of dental implants. By using local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation, patients feel absolutely nothing.
Once the implants are in place, the new teeth are fixed in the implants and do not rest on the gum, which is much more comfortable and natural than traditional dentures.
The time when going to the dentist was a source of fear and anxiety have all but disappeared as a result of the appearance of new surgical techniques and anaesthetic and sedation methodology. These mean the visit to the dentist is not a traumatic experience.
As noted, positioning the dental implant can be achieved using local anaesthetic where the dental professional carefully injects the anaesthetic into the area where the surgery will take place. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, the patient can relax as they will feel no pain while the surgeon is operating in the area.
With those patients who are overcome with fear or anxiety and who cannot relax, it is possible to position the implants under conscious sedation, wherein an anaesthetist intravenously administers a combination of drugs which relax the patient and block the pain. Recovery from this type of procedure is immediate. Therefore, the patient can go back to their normal life shortly after leaving.