When it comes to dental implant solutions such as All-on-4, local anesthesia is usually enough to ensure a comfortable experience for the patient. This is because the procedure is not very long and advanced imaging and modeling solutions are used to place a full row of dentures on four dental implants. However, if a bone graft is needed, general anesthesia may be used. This type of anesthesia puts the patient into a deep sleep and they will not remember the procedure.
For those who need moderately complex dental implant procedures, twilight sedation is a good option. This type of sedation combines local anesthesia with a sedative agent that makes the patient sleepy but still conscious. Conscious sedation is another popular option that involves taking a pill or inhaling nitrous oxide gas to help the patient relax during oral surgery. No matter what type of anesthesia is used, it is important to remember that it is there to ensure a comfortable experience for the patient.
With the right type of anesthesia, patients can take advantage of the benefits of dental implants without feeling any pain or discomfort.