Sleep during a dental extraction

Posted by Dr. John Paul Gallardo, DDS, PA
When considering dental care procedures, it's important to speak with your dentist about the best option for you and weigh the benefits of sedation dentistry.
At Dr. Gallardo's practice, we prioritize patient care and comfort before, during, and after dental treatment.

If you need to have a damaged tooth removed such as a broken molar and a dental implant placed with a bone graft. Can you be put to sleep for a dental extraction and implant surgery?

It is common practice to have surgery for dental implants, removal of teeth, gum surgery, etc. with only local anesthesia via injection. At Gallardo Periodontics, we believe that every patient should have the option of intravenous conscious sedation. Dr. Gallardo has been practicing periodontics and implant dentistry as a specialist since 1994 and has been using the best resources to make his patients’ experience more comfortable.

Overview of Dental Extraction and Implants

Dental procedures such as implants and extractions involve replacing a natural tooth with an artificial one or removing a tooth that has become infected or damaged beyond repair. Implants are placed in the jawbone to act as a natural root for the artificial tooth, while bone grafting is necessary to ensure enough material is available for implant placement.

During the extraction process, teeth are carefully removed from the jawbone and surrounding tissues, before the implant can be placed. Afterward, recovery time may vary depending on the individual cases and can include regular follow-up visits to monitor healing progress.

Why Sleep During a Dental Extraction?

Sleeping during a dental extraction helps reduce dental anxiety and the effects of sedation. At Gallardo Periodontics, we offer an initial consultation which allows us to discuss any concerns you might have and decide if sleeping during the surgery for the best dental implants in Miami FL is right for you.

Sedation has been known to help reduce fear as well as physical discomfort associated with the procedure while allowing you to remain conscious enough to respond to directions or questions from your dentist. It also helps ensure that the patient remains still throughout the surgery, which helps reduce risks associated with any kind of invasive procedure.

Types of Sedation Used in Dental Procedures

Patients undergoing extraction and dental implant procedures can choose from a variety of sedation options and dental sedation cost. They should consult with their dentist to discuss the best form of sedation for them and their individual needs before undergoing any type of dental procedure.

Oral Sedation

Oral sedation is a sedative option that involves taking a pill before the dental procedure. This form of sedation is not recommended for numerous procedures, as it does not provide enough relaxation for anxious patients and those with low pain tolerance. Oral sedation can be used for simpler dental treatments, such as fillings but should be discussed with your dentist first.

Intravenous (IV) Sedation

Intravenous sedation is a type of sedation dentistry used for more complex dental procedures, such as extractions. With IV sedation, the patient is injected with a medication that helps them relax and feel comfortable during the procedure. This form of sedation works quickly, allowing a patient to be relaxed within minutes and providing relief from various oral health issues in a short period of time.

This conscious sedation is typically used in conjunction with local anesthetic injections to ensure that the patient is comfortable and relaxed during the entire process of the best dental implants in Miami.

Are any Risks for Sleep During a Dental Extraction?

Yes, there are some risks associated with sleeping during dental extraction. These include the risk of aspiration due to the sedative being used, as well as the potential for increased bleeding or infection following the procedure. Additionally, sedation can also mask the pain that may be present and should be monitored closely by a trained professional throughout the entire process. 

Is Dental Sedation Always Necessary?

No, sedation dentistry is not always necessary. Depending on the complexity of the treatment and the individual’s pain tolerance, it may be possible to undergo a dental extraction without sedation. However, if you feel anxious or uncomfortable about the procedure, discussing your concerns with your dentist will help you determine if sedation is right for you.

Patient Case

On many occasions, our specialist Dr. Gallardo had the opportunity to treat the same patient with and without sedation in different cases. The feedback is overwhelming in that many of these patients will never have another surgical procedure without sedation once they experienced the difference. Here there is x-ray before and after images of a sedated patient who underwent a molar extraction, bone graft, and the placement of the best dental implants Miami, all on the same day. Although the procedure required quite a bit of bone work including the removal of the fractured tooth in pieces, her experience was pretty much a non-event.

The patient was relaxed during various dental procedures due to the use of sedatives.
Excellent results after a dental procedure with sedation

 Have an appointment with an expert!

If you’re looking to get a bright, healthy smile with minimal pain and discomfort, consider visiting Dr. Gallardo for dental implant surgery or other dental procedures. With options for sedation available, you can rest assured that your experience will be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. From extractions to implants, Dr. Gallardo is the expert to trust for all of your dental needs. Schedule an appointment today for a brighter smile tomorrow!