Will I be in pain during the All on 4 procedure?
Typically, no. During the All on 4 dental implant procedure, we use heavy sedation to ensure the process is conducted as smoothly as possible. There are varying options for sedation you can opt for; these include:
- 1. Moderate Sedation – Oral SedationWe offer anti-anxiety medication to ease those nerves or feelings of anxiousness leading to surgery. These tend to make you feel drowsy, so the process can be done effectively, where you will be awake but very relaxed and less aware of the treatment happening.
- 2. Deep Sedation – IV SedationUses a mixture of medications that help sedate you before an important procedure. In this state, you’re unaware of the process and don’t feel any pain when the surgery is conducted. Intravenous (IV) Sedation is a state of controlled unconsciousness. This is administered by a Board-registered medical anaesthetist.Your comfort is our top priority. We respect your decision when opting for one of the above options. While we have no say in what you choose, we highly recommend IV sedation as the method of choice for choosing sedation for your All-On-4 procedure.
Will I feel any pain or discomfort after the All on 4 procedure?
After your procedure, you will feel slightly uncomfortable for roughly the first 48 hours. You’ll experience some swelling and general discomfort from us implanting your new implant fixtures. Patients are prescribed anti-inflammatory medication and analgesics to subside the pain they may experience.
If significant pain or discomfort arises for some unknown reason, be sure to contact us immediately so we can recommend alternative medications to help with the pain.
It’ll take some time for you to adjust to your new teeth, often several weeks to feel entirely comfortable with them. We hope to make this experience and transition as enjoyable and easy as possible.