I Need Dental Implants but I’m Afraid of Surgeries

I Need Dental Implants but I’m Afraid of Surgeries

When Van Nuys, CA area patients are considering tooth replacement options, they are often interested in long-term solutions such as dental implants. Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan of Viva Smile are proud to offer the placement and restoration of dental implants right in their office. Oral surgery is done in their practice to avoid having to refer patients out to other specialists they do not already know and trust.

Dental implants are commonplace because of their longevity.

They are a wonderful investment in the smile when compared to alternatives such as bridges and dentures. However, the idea of undergoing oral surgery can be scary for many patients. It is important for patients to understand that there are ways for our dentists to keep patients comfortable throughout their treatment.

First, anesthetics are used. These are used to numb the area being treated. Patients may feel some pressure but other than that, will not experience pain with proper administration. Before continuing with surgery, our dental team makes sure patients are thoroughly numbed and comfortable.

Sedation dentistry

In addition, our team also provides sedation dentistry. Sedatives are used to calm a patient and make them less fearful of their procedure. There are several types of sedation available at our practice including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), intravenous sedation, and oral conscious sedation.

Nitrous oxide

The administration of nitrous oxide through the nose provides an almost immediate calming sedation. Some patients become giddy while others feel extremely relaxed. The gas is given throughout the procedure and then oxygen is administered to clear it from the system. This is a fast and easy solution for patients with mild anxieties.

Oral conscious sedation

By taking a sedative before their dental visit, patients can feel relaxed prior to even stepping foot into the office. Our dentists prescribe a special medication well before visit for patients to take. Later, patients rest and the medication wears off, leaving little to no recollection of the visit.

Intravenous sedation

Also known as “sleep dentistry,” IV sedation can be administered for patients to relax throughout their appointment to the point of not remembering the procedure in its entirety.

Patients located in Van Nuys, California who are worried about undergoing oral surgery for the placement of dental implants can rest easy when they are in safe, capable hands. Drs. Gohar Hovsepyan and Karen Baghdasaryan are a husband and wife dental team committed to providing patients with solutions for their smiles. Contact Viva Smile by calling (818) 909-0200 or visiting at 15333 Sherman Way, Suite M.

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