Rockwall Oral Surgery

woman with dental implants

Do I Need Anesthesia for a Dental Implant?

If you’re considering replacing a missing, lost or decayed tooth, dental implants will definitely top the list of your options for replacement. Not only do dental implants look incredibly natural, but they’re also far more permanent than other options and stimulate the jaw from the root up, which helps prevent jaw bone deterioration, a common problem with tooth loss.

It’s easy to understand what makes dental implants one of the best tooth-replacement options out there. The results are secure, comfortable and natural looking. They also have superb durability and can even last the rest of your life with proper care and oral hygiene. If you are considering getting implants anytime soon, you probably have questions, and you may be particularly wondering: Do I need anesthesia for dental implants?

Comfort and Convenience

The easy answer is yes, because this is a surgical procedure. Here at Pinnacle Oral Surgery Specialists, we are always committed to ensuring your comfort and convenience to make each and every one of our procedures as smooth and painless as possible. We use general anesthesia for dental implants procedures, and our patients often report a pain-free surgical procedure and minimal discomfort afterward. 

Again, we use local anesthesia to ensure you won’t feel significant pain in the area of the procedure when you wake up.


All the details involved in this procedure will be discussed at length with you during your consultation. We’ll take our time to let you know how to prepare yourself for the surgery. Generally, there are certain precautions one needs to adhere to when using general anesthesia. For instance, you’re expected to refrain from eating or drinking anything for at least the six hours preceding the procedure. 

Following this and all other precautions to the letter will help you stay comfortable and make the procedure successful.

Dr. Pollock and the team at Rockwall Oral Surgery will help you get through the procedure as comfortable as possible. You can count on our skill and our commitment to providing quality oral and dental services. You can contact us at (469)264-8921 for more information. We’ll be more than happy to help!