Residents in Houston ask, “Is the procedure for tooth loss treatment such as dental implants painful?”
Tooth loss can make it difficult to eat and speak properly. In dentistry, there are several treatments for tooth loss including dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants. At Vivid Dental in Houston, we provide dental bridges and dentures. In addition, we can provide sedation to ensure the patient is comfortable during a dental procedure. When we are asked if various procedures are painful, we explain our techniques for administering local anesthetic and our sedation option.
We understand dental anxiety keeps millions of Americans from seeing the dentist. We do all we can to ensure patients have a relaxing and pain-free experience at Vivid Dental. For tooth restorations such as dental bridges and dentures, we numb the area of the mouth prior to the procedure. We use a special technique when administering local anesthetic, so the procedure is as painless as possible. We slowly administer local anesthetic as well as use muscle distraction to reduce any potential discomfort.
We offer an option to help ease anxiety before and during a dental procedure. Nitrous oxide, known as “laughing gas,” is a sedative we offer to patients, including children and teenagers. Before a procedure, we place a comfortable mask over your nose. You breathe in nitrous oxide and oxygen throughout the procedure, providing a moderate level of sedation. You may feel groggy, but the effect wears off quickly. We choose nitrous oxide because patients can drive home after procedures.
There is no reason to suffer from tooth loss. Dental bridges contain artificial teeth that are nestled between dental crowns. The crowns can be made of ceramic, which blends beautifully with the natural teeth. The material is strong, durable, and stain resistant. Dentures also are used to replace missing teeth. We customize dentures so they fit precisely and appear natural looking.
Dental bridges and dentures can restore the ability to chew, bite, and speak properly. It is critical to address to tooth loss to help prevent issues such as teeth shifting. The caring team at Vivid Dental provides gentle treatment. You can rest assured we will take good care of you and your family. To schedule an appointment with our dentist, call (281) 809 4902 today.