However, dental implant surgery is not simple, and it is important to keep in mind that there are a lot of people who struggle with dental phobia.
These patients cannot stand going even for a simple dental cleaning, not to speak about going through dental implant surgery. Now thanks to intravenous sedation, patients can go much easier through this type of dental surgery.
Generally, dentists agree that the dental implant surgery and the IV sedation should not be provided by the same doctor.
A well trained anesthesiologist is the one who should perform the IV sedation to the patients, because he is the most appropriate specialist to perform this task.
The anesthesiologist can also monitor the patient all throughout the procedure, while the dentist can perform the surgery safely.
Dental Implant Surgery and IV Sedation
Dental implant surgery is not just simple surgery, it takes time and excellent surgical skills. The dentist normally should not be the one focusing on both tasks- sedation and surgery at the same time.
The dental surgeon and the anesthesiologist should form a perfect team, in order to offer the patient the best possible care.
Sedation dentistry is becoming more and more popular, especially in cases when the patient struggles with severe dental phobia or when there is needed complex dentistry work, such as the dental implant surgery.
Even more so, the patient himself will generally feel mush more safe and secure when the IV sedation is performed by a specialist, such as an anesthesiologist. There has happened many times that the patient refused to undergo sedation when he heard the procedure is going to be performed by a physician.
One of the biggest advantages of IV sedation is that the surgeon can place as many dental implants as needed during one single visit to the practice.
The surgical procedure can last for several hours, for as long as needed to perform the surgery. Patients who need to get 3 or 4 dental implants for example, should not even undergo such surgery without sedation.