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Oral & Dental Implant Surgeon in Boise, ID

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Oral and Maxillofacial Procedures

 

Dental Implants

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are a replacement for the tooth root and serve as a foundation for crowns, bridges, and fixed or removable dentures. They are shaped like a small screw or post and are surgically inserted into the jaw. The bone of the jaw fuses to the implant over time. Once the implant has fused to the jaw, you will be ready for your dentist to complete the restorative work (crown, dentures, etc.)

Where will my procedure be performed?

Most dental implants can be performed in our office.

How long will my procedure take?

Most dental implants can be performed in about an hour. If you have someone else driving you home, we request your driver wait in our lobby during your procedure.

How much will my procedure cost?

All patients must have a consultation prior to surgery. A written estimate of charges will be provided to you during your consultation. It is your responsibility to get an estimate from your dentist for any crowns, bridges, or dentures.

Can I be asleep while my implant is placed?

Dr. Bailey will discuss your options at your consultation. You may have the option of just local anesthetic, or local anesthetic with intravenous sedation.

What is the difference between local anesthetic, and local anesthetic with intravenous sedation?

Local anesthetic is a drug that causes reversible local anesthesia (or "numbing") to induce the absence of pain sensation. All patients, regardless of the type of procedure, receive local anesthetic. Intravenous sedation involves the introduction of an intravenous catheter typically into the patient's arm or hand through which drugs are administered to produce "twilight anesthesia". The patient is not unconscious, but sedated. During surgery, the patient is relaxed and "sleepy", able to follow simple directions by the doctor, and is responsive. Generally, twilight anesthesia causes the patient to forget the surgery and the time right after. All patients who opt for intravenous sedation must have a responsible driver to take them home.

I've decided to get a dental implant. What should I do next?

Call 208.344.9115 to schedule the required consultation prior to surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Bailey will cover all the necessary information and answer your questions. You will be given written pre-operative instructions, a written estimate of all charges, and we will schedule your procedure.

Tooth Extractions

Do I really need to have my wisdom teeth extracted?

During your consultation, Dr. Bailey will discuss with you whether extraction of your wisdom teeth is advisable.

Where will my procedure be performed?

Most tooth extractions can be performed in our office.

How long will my procedure take?

Most tooth extractions can be performed in about an hour. If you have someone else driving you home, we request your driver wait in our lobby during your procedure.

How much will my procedure cost?

All patients must have a consultation prior to surgery. A written estimate of charges will be provided to you during your consultation.

Can I be asleep while my tooth is extracted?

Dr. Bailey will discuss your options at your consultation. You may have the option of just local anesthetic, or local anesthetic with intravenous sedation.

What is the difference between local anesthetic, and local anesthetic with intravenous sedation?

Local anesthetic is a drug that causes reversible local anesthesia (or "numbing") to induce the absence of pain sensation. All patients, regardless of the type of procedure, receive local anesthetic. Intravenous sedation involves the introduction of an intravenous catheter typically into the patient's arm or hand through which drugs are administered to produce "twilight anesthesia". The patient is not unconscious, but sedated. During surgery, the patient is relaxed and "sleepy", able to follow simple directions by the doctor, and is responsive. Generally, twilight anesthesia causes the patient to forget the surgery and the time right after. All patients who opt for intravenous sedation must have a responsible driver to take them home.

Am I a candidate for a dental implant?

During your consultation, Dr. Bailey will discuss with you whether a dental implant is an option for you.

I need to have a tooth extracted. What should I do next?

Call 208-344-9115 to schedule the required consultation prior to surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Bailey will cover all the necessary information and answer your questions. You will be given written pre-operative instructions, a written estimate of all charges, and we will schedule your procedure.