Dental implants are placed using a local anesthetic to ensure you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Once this anesthetic wears off, any minor discomfort you experience can be controlled with basic over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Wilcox uses state-of-the-art dental technology and the very latest implant dentistry techniques to ensure your procedure is performed with total precision, and also to minimize your discomfort as much as possible. Our 3D Cone Beam dental imaging technology takes the guesswork out of dental implant placement, allowing Dr. Wilcox to see the precise size and shape of your jawbone. This helps simplify and shorten the placement process. If you are still nervous about your dental implant procedure, our experienced Phoenix dental implants team offers several sedation dentistry options to help you relax in the dental chair. Dr. Wilcox is an active member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and provides the latest, safest, and most effective sedation dentistry methods currently available. It’s our goal to make sure your experience at our practice is free of pain, stress, and anxiety. There’s no reason to fear dental implants! If you have further questions about dental implants, please contact Desert Smiles today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale, Arizona.