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how are dental implants removed? is the patient given anesthesia like for the placing of the implant or only numbed?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Ask the dentist: You need to ask the dentist you plan to work with. I expect most would use a level of anesthesia beyond numbing unless there are very important reasons not to do so. Be sure you express your concerns and feel that you understand their POV fully. Best!
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Speak to ur surgeon: Not sure what s/he has in mind for this procedure. Each procedure and patient is different, so there is no one answer for everyone.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Whichever: Both are options. All depends on the patient's desires and health risk for conscious sedation. Often after excellent local anesthesia, the implant can be reversed out (unscrewed). However , sometimes we need to trephine or "core" them out, like coring an apple. Talk with your surgeon about your options. Good Luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Ask Oral Surgeon: The appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the dental treatment and your own comfort zone. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of dental implant removal or experience any pain. In your case IV sedation is recommended. Best of luck.

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