Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

24 August,2020

Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants offer a permanent solution for patients wanting to replace missing teeth. Implants are able to support one or more prosthetic teeth that look, feel and function just like real teeth.

Putting a dental implant into the jaw usually requires the patient to undergo a number of surgical procedures.This means that there is the possibility of feeling some pain or experiencing other issues. However, most patients feel no pain whatsoever during the procedure, and our dentist will take care of you.

Does the Implant Procedure Hurt?

Although the procedure certainly would hurt if no anaesthetic was used, this fortunately is not the case. Like with most other dental procedures, our dentist will sedate you to numb any pain and discomfort felt while placing dental implants into your mouth.They will most likely inject a local anaesthetic into your gum, although there are other sedation options our dentist can provide for you if you tend to experience anxiety when visiting the dentist.

Will I Feel Any Pain After The Procedure?

It can be normal to experience some pain and swelling after undergoing oral surgery. Our dentist can recommend some over-the-counter pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication to ease any pain.
If your pain remains and won’t stop, you might have a nerve injury or another type of complication from the procedure. You should book an appointment with our dentist as soon as possible if this is the case.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Dental Implant Procedure?

Depending on what type of implants you’ve had put in, you may have to have a few appointments over six months or a longer period of time to help the implant bond with your jaw. Recovering from each stage of the implant treatment usually takes a few days or a week.

How to Improve Your Chance of a Full Recovery

  • Eat soft foods while your gum heals
  • Rest and avoid doing any physically strenuous activities
  • Brush and floss your teeth (and implants) as you usually would
  • Receive regular check-ups with our dentist

Book an Appointment with Our South Melbourne Dentist

If you want more information about dental implants, contact Dental on Clarendon to make an appointment. Call our clinic today on (03) 9690 3285.