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1 – Placement of the dental implant
Implant surgery is usually performed in the dentist’s office under local anesthesia. A sedative can be administered by the surgeon to relax the patient during surgery. In rare cases, general anesthesia at the hospital can be used to perform the procedure.
In some cases, when teeth are extracted to be replaced by implants, it is possible for the specialist to place implants directly into the tooth sockets (holes left by the extracted teeth) immediately following removal of the teeth. This technique is called “immediate dental implant placement”. Despite the fact that the implant is inserted directly after the tooth is extracted, a period of three to six months is still required to allow bone and gum tissues to heal and osseointegration to occur.