FAQs: Prepping For Implant Placement

You may wonder how we will prepare for your dental implant surgery. Are we going to talk with you about what you can expect or is it just going to be something we take care of without giving you much information? What type of anesthesia will you receive? Is there anything special you need to do? These are excellent questions (and questions that we receive quite often from the individuals we treat). To help you feel at ease about your decision to make your smile whole again, we suggest you consider our answers to FAQs.

Frequently Asked Questions: Implants

Question: Will you just choose the type of anesthesia you think I need for my dental implant surgery on the day of the procedure or will you give me options?

Answer: We will discuss the best way to approach anesthesia for your procedure. Keep in mind that we will fully inform you about these details before your visit, so you know exactly what to expect.

Question: How will I know what to do before my dental implant surgery? Will I have time to ask you questions?

Answer: You will receive an extremely detailed explanation regarding how to best prepare for your treatment. You will be happy to learn that it’s very easy to prep for this exciting part of your tooth replacement adventure.

Question: Is there anything you’re going to ask that I do that isn’t simple?

Answer: We may ask that you avoid smoking for a week or more before your dental implant surgery and that you continue avoiding it for a week or more afterward. Smoking has the capacity to influence the failure of your implant, so avoidance is essential.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).