(Dr. Richards) Is the placement of a single dental implant a painful procedure and the answer is No. Typically adequate local anesthesia and the placement of a single dental implant may take ten minutes and so it’s quick it’s easy ten, fifteen minute procedure and it’s not painful. As a matter of fact most people that I place single dental implants on when I’m finished they’re shocked and they go “gosh that was the easiest thing I’ve ever had done” and the aftershock is also mild. Now contrast that to someone that comes in with a mouth full of bad teeth. We take that person, we put them under general anesthesia, okay? Our anesthetist actually puts them totally to sleep, just like in an outpatient surgery setting. And so all of the work that we’re doing, they are asleep. So is the procedure painful? No. They’re totally under general anesthesia. Now, we administer local anesthesia after they’re asleep so that when they wake up there’s no discomfort either because they’re numb and we use a long-acting local anesthetic that keeps them numb all day and then when the teeth are placed on to the implants at the end of the day because now we’re talking about the same day teeth, the new teeth now. Actually, putting the teeth like we have an example here, putting the teeth in their mouth and screwing the teeth onto the implants actually covers the tissue and protects the tissue and the people have very little discomfort. And you can go onto our website and you can read the testimonials of a lot of people. Now other practitioners who don’t do the same day teeth will do the implant procedure and put regular dentures in the person’s mouth. So these regular dentures are now sitting on that freshly operated on tissue and that hurts. Yeah, so one of the main advantages of the way that we do things is that by having the same day teeth sitting on the implants, we’ve discussed implants are like pilings under your house. So the teeth or the house, the teeth set on the pilings they’re screwed to the pilings. They’re not resting in the gum tissue. The gum tissue has just been manipulated. There have been teeth extracted. This acts sort of like a large bandage all the way around the arch and it protects the tissue and it doesn’t squeeze the tissue and so for those reasons there is very little discomfort following the full-mouth procedures. (Announcer)if you would like to view more informational videos on new teeth now please click the subscribe button here thanks for watching.