Is it usual to be given a local anaesthetic to attempt to remove a broken dental implant abutment screw? Is it anticipated that there will be the experience of pain during the procedure? I thought that the removal had to be done very carefully without pressure being exerted?
Anaesthetic to Remove Broken Dental Implant Abutment Screw?
Doctor Answers (5)
To removed a broken abutment screw may require the drilling of the crown off as well. Your dentist is just trying to prevent pain in the area during this process. If the crown moves during removal it may pinch your gum tissue causing pain. I would agree that a anesthetic would be beneficial for your procedure. You can always opt out and ask for if needed.
Need for anesthetic
This is an atromatic procedure so you should not need any unless it is recommended by your dentist.
Do you need local to remove implant screw?
In many cases you would not need local for screw removal talk to your dentist sometimes we feel patient is less nervous when given local good luck
Kevin Coughlin DMD, MBA, MAGD CEO Baystate Dental PC
You might also like...
Anestheitc to remove an implant abutment screw
I agree with the other poster, usually anesthetic is NOT required if it is only to remove the abutment screw. The fixture is an entirely different situation altogether.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.