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No Need to Be Nervous About Implant Surgery

You have a missing tooth, and it bothers you. After talking to your dentist and doing a little research on your own, you decide that your best solution is to get dental implants. Yet there is a problem… you are worried about implant surgery.

Instead of letting your imagination get the better of you, you owe it to yourself to know the facts about implant surgery. Then, you can make the final choice about getting dental implants in Corpus Christi, TX.

Three Realities of Implant Surgery… Prepare to Be Surprised!

When we hear the word “surgery”, most of us immediately think of long, drawn-out procedures that we have seen on television or read about on the Internet. Although implant surgery is a surgical process, it is a far cry from more invasive surgeries.

Below are three realities of implant surgery to help you get a better understanding of what it is and how it can work for you:

  1. Implant surgery is less painful than having a tooth removed. It is also less traumatic to the surrounding gums. This makes it a very comfortable procedure. In most cases, you will only need a local anesthetic to numb the site. If you have high dental anxiety, you can opt for sedation dentistry, which we provide at our office.
  2. Implant surgery is extremely well-planned. Before surgery begins, your dentist will have the procedure mapped out. Usually, advanced equipment helps determine the exact placement site. This leaves very little to chance, and significantly reduces the likelihood of an unexpected problem.
  3. Recovery is not an involved process. Although it does take time for your soft tissues to heal after a dental implant procedure, you are likely to only need over-the-counter medications to deal with any lingering tenderness or soreness. You will be back to your normal oral hygiene routine much faster than you might have imagined!

Education is the key to feeling at ease with implant surgery. The more you know about the process, the easier it will be to make a final decision on whether or not to get dental implants.

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