Dental Implants are one of the most reliable and durable ways to replace missing teeth. However, this surgery almost always causes pain because it is an operation that inserts an artificial tooth root into the jawbone. Before undergoing this surgery, many dental patients are concerned about the amount and duration of pain they may experience after surgery.
During an implant, the dentist drills a hole in the patient’s jawbone. A metal column is inserted into the hole. This metal column works like an artificial tooth root. The nails should be given time to osseointegrate, allowing the patient’s jawbone to grow through the bone. Although this process can often take several months, it is essential for a healthy and stable implant. The abutment, the component to which the dental crown is attached, is usually not placed into the post until osseointegration is complete.
Sometimes the dentist must perform a small operation to place the abutment. It is a small operation that affects only the gums.
Although this may cause some bleeding and swelling, the pain with abutment insertion is less than the pain after inserting a metal post:
Sometimes the dentist must perform a small operation to place the abutment. It is a small operation that affects only the gums. Although this may cause some bleeding and swelling, the pain with abutment insertion is less than the pain after inserting a metal post.
If you continue to have excessive discomfort after the 10th day, it is important to contact your dentist immediately. Persistent pain may indicate an infection at the transplant site. In this case, the dentist needs to act quickly to preserve the implant.
No dental patient is happy with any pain. However, individuals considering dental implant surgery should not be discouraged from proceeding with surgery for fear of postoperative discomfort. The implant is designed as a permanent denture and when the implant process is complete, the patient will leave a beautifully restored smile.
On average, a patient may experience discomfort in the treated area, face, and chin:
For at least 10 days. Patients can expect some swelling, but dentists may prescribe antibiotics and painkillers to control pain and swelling. The swelling and pain subside from the third day after surgery. The patient is painless within 14 days and the implant may eventually heal well. If pain and swelling remain by day 14, the patient should see a dentist immediately as it may be a sign of infection.
Any kind of surgery can be scary. You may be overly worried about the need for drilling, cutting, or stitching. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t feel any pain when placing the dental implant. Also, don’t feel uncomfortable throughout your recovery. You will be completely anesthetized during the procedure. The next day after Tylenol® or other commercial products, the product may be sufficient to relieve pain in the area due to seams.