First of all, I am a "drug-a-phobe"
I HATE DRUGS of any kind. Even Tylenol "creeps me out"
The thought of having (8) teeth implants and a bone graft without medication terrified me, even though I did entertain the thought of it.
I always do my homework before i take on a huge change in my life, especially when it comes to my health or expense.
I visited and consulted with (4) other dentists, ( including Clear Choice Implant specialists)
Dr. Smurthwaite and his entire staff are consummate professionals from the very beginning of the experience to the very end.
It has been just a little bit over 24 hours since my surgery and I'm literarily Laying here in my bed with no pain and minimal swelling to my upper jaw where the sinus lift was performed.
During the entire procedure I felt absolutely nothing but a little bitter taste of medication they gave me before the procedure began.
They put head phones on me in a peaceful , quiet , dim room and I drifted away into the peaceful music in a recliner chair and then I was awake and it was over.
During the process, I only remember some very sweet girls telling me to take deep breathes.
My only recollection of Dr.Smurthwait was telling me , "It's going to be a good day"
I did not see any instruments , hear, any drilling, no bright lights flashing in my face, etc. etc. etc.
It was as painless, fearless, and as smoothe as being in a day spa getting a massage.
I actually feel like I can get up and go back to work today. I'm not weak, nor am I in any kind of pain!!
Let me repeat that I am a 61 year old woman that just had a sinus lift and (8) teeth implants yesterday morning at 8AM and I feel great!!