How to Properly Prepare for Dental Implant Treatment

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Dental implants are sturdy and reliable replacement teeth that can give you the precise bite and beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted. Implant dentistry can improve your oral health and help you eat, speak and smile with confidence.

If you’re preparing to enhance your smile and improve your oral health with dental implants, it’s important to properly get ready for your appointment. By preparing for your appointment, you can increase your chances of treatment success, and you can feel more calm, comfortable and relaxed in the dental chair.

So, to help you get ready for your upcoming dental implant treatment, your expert periodontist, Dr. Anne Nicholas, and her team of specialists, encourage you to do the following things:

Inform our team about any medications that you are taking, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs and supplements. You should also tell Dr. Nicholas about any medical conditions you have. If you have a heart condition, or if you have orthopedic implants, she may prescribe antibiotics before your surgery to prevent infection.

To ensure that you’re comfortable during the procedure, Dr. Nicholas uses anesthetic to help you remain relaxed for your treatment. She can talk to you about which anesthetic is right for you. Generally, your options include local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia.

If you decide to use a strong anesthetic during your surgery, it’s recommended to ask someone to drive you home after the treatment. It won’t be safe for you to drive home alone due to the temporary effects of the anesthesia.

Our team of specialists will give you instructions on what to eat and drink before surgery. Make sure you follow those instructions as they directly pertain to the type of anesthetic you will receive.

Rest assured, Dr. Nicholas is a skilled and knowledgeable periodontist who is extremely talented in placing dental implants. She has expert knowledge, experience and extensive training. You can feel relaxed and confident when you’re in the care of Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists. Without question, they will take great care of you and help you feel as comfortable as possible.

If you have any questions about your upcoming dental implant surgery, please call Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry. They can be reached by phone at 760-851-0314 or at their office in Palm Desert, California.