- Aug 27, 2019
I suffer with anxiety and PTSD and needed fixed implants, so I went for all on 4 teeth in a day. 5 days ago I had all my remaining teeth removed and completed 10 implants, 6 on upper and 4 on lower. I decided to have it all done in one day which meant the treatment lasted 7 hours and I’m glad I did it this way. Most dentists suggest having upper done first then going back for lower later but that’s no good if you suffer like I do with anxiety because you’d delay going back and it would cost you more in sedation costs. I hadn’t found anyone else on here who had it done in one hit and I just wanted to assure them that having it all done in one go under sedation (which for me was 7 hours surgery with 4 hours sedation) is definitely the way to go, if you can. You don’t wake up in the middle of anything and the key thing is to build a trust with your sedationist. All I remember is gesturing a thumbs up to my sedationist as I woke up. I woke up feeling relaxed and relieved all the pulling and implanting was over with because I’d built it all up so much more than I should have done. The remaining 3 hours of those 7 hours is just fitting with the technician which is nothing, you’re all numb and relaxed so you just lay there and happily take it. Please feel free to ask any questions if you need support I’m happy to share my experience to help others.