We see people on a daily basis that are fearful of the amount of pain they believe will occur during an implant procedure. For years they put off getting an implant until they are facing the option of implants or dentures. Then they are finally ready to take the steps for dental implants.
Is The Pain of Dental Implants Worth It?
Unfortunately, some people wait too long and are no longer good candidates for implants. However the ones who do get implants always say they wish they had not let fear of pain dictate their health and restored smile for so long.
Fortunately, the mouth heals quickly and in a short period of time you will feel back to normal. The procedure itself brings on minimal pain. A single implant procedure can be performed with local anesthesia however if you are having multiple extractions your dentist may recommend sedation dentistry.
The pain from the initial placement of the dental implant, in a typical scenario, is very minimal and may only last a day but could last a few days. The reason is that the work performed in this procedure is delicate as to not damage the bone so there is minimal swelling or bruising and the pain should be alleviated with an over the counter pain reliever.
If any bone grafting and dental flaps need to be performed during the implant procedure there may be more soft tissue swelling and pain which should be gone in 3 to 7 days and you may want to take it easy for a day or so. Of course, as with any surgery there will be some pain but nothing that will keep you in bed. Prescription medications will help keep you comfortable.
Typically people who are considering an implant are already experiencing pain on a daily basis so when people are past the minimal procedure pain they always wonder why they waited so long. Only you can answer for yourself if you think the pain will be worth it. We believe it’s worth it or we wouldn’t be helping people in this way.
What are you wanting to achieve by having dental implants? Are you trying to take your career to the next level and you worry your broken smile has been holding you back? Are you ready to reclaim your self confidence? Maybe you just want to bite into a crunchy apple or a juicy T-bone, whatever the reason you are considering repairing your smile give us a call today and schedule your appointment to take the first steps toward your goal. Make an appointment today!