If you’re considering dental implants to restore your smile then it’s only natural to question whether the procedure will hurt, and what sort of dental implant pain to expect. So let’s start by answering your first question.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
Yes, there is likely to be some pain associated with getting a dental implant, but this should only occur once the surgery is over. Generally speaking, the level of pain depends on the complexity of the dental implant procedure and how many implants were placed. The longer the procedure and the more implants, the more pain a patient may feel afterward.
How Long Does Tooth Implant Pain Last?
You could experience some pain for up to 10 days after surgery, but each patient is different. There may also be some swelling, but this should ease after 2 to 3 days. Usually, your dentist will prescribe medication to ease any dental implant pain. There are several things you can do to manage and minimize any dental implant pain including one or more of the following options:
Tips For Dental Implant Pain Management
- Follow post-op instructions – It’s crucial to your health and the success of your dental implant that you follow post-op instructions to the letter
- Over-the-counter painkillers – Usually painkillers such as Ibuprofen will help to ease any discomfort
- Saltwater – Rinsing your mouth gently with warm salt water can ease discomfort and fight bacteria that could cause infection
Even though there will be some dental implant pain to cope with, remember it’s only for a short while (no more than 10 days) after which you can look forward to a lifetime of new teeth and a beautiful smile. If you need more information about dental implants please call Beyond 32 Dental on 02 9158 6334 or implant consultation book online.