Whether you have a dental implant procedure scheduled or are just curious about the possibility, you’re duly concerned about how much it could hurt.
Some pain after a dental procedure is to be expected. But how much is normal for implants?
Typical Discomfort After Getting a Dental Implant
An implant surgery involves only a very small part of your mouth. You’ll also be numbed up the entire time, so you won’t feel anything. Even so, the procedure involves small incisions on your gum tissue and creating a hole in the bone. Minor discomfort is normal after the numbing wears off, but bone doesn’t have any nerve endings so the pain is minimal.
On the whole, however, most dental implant recipients are surprised to report that it didn’t hurt as bad as they thought it would. The discomfort usually lasts no longer than ten days with each day an improvement over the last. There may be some swelling, too, but that usually disappears within a few days of the procedure.
You can greatly reduce your discomfort after getting a dental implant by holding an ice pack against your face, taking a pain reliever, getting lots of rest, and sticking to a soft foods diet for a couple days.
Signs Something Is Wrong After Getting a Dental Implant
What kind of pain is not normal for a dental implant recovery? You’ll want to watch out for these signs of trouble:
Talk with a local implant dentist to learn more about the benefits and risks of getting a dental implant.
Posted on behalf of:
Precision Digital Dentistry
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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