Pain, or fear of pain, prevents many people from accomplishing things that can improve their dental health. This fear is known as dental phobia. When it comes to our teeth, we are particularly concerned about the pain we may face during the procedure. Good thing that there are dental clinics helping quell the fears of dental-phobic patients especially those who are undergoing dental implants. Also, this article will attempt to honestly explain, how painful are dental implants and the pain you should expect after a dental implant procedure.
You can expect to feel some pain when receiving dental implants. This is because dental implants require the dentist to make cracks in your gums, so you will get local anesthesia to numb your mouth during the procedure. Your dentist may give you pain medication before starting the procedure and will give you a prescription for painkillers when the procedure is complete.
It is common for a patient to have some pain at the implant site after surgery. Your dentist will prescribe some painkillers for the first few days. After a few days, the pain should be reduced to the point that you can manage it with ibuprofen from over the counter. If your pain remains severe for some reason that you need more painkillers, it is advisable to see dentists so that they can evaluate what is happening in your mouth.
Also, the gums and surrounding skin may appear bruised after surgery. This is common because the event is traumatic to the area and bruising is caused by a shock to the skin. Cold compresses can help with this kind of discomfort and the bruises will fade within a few days.
A dental implant is something that many people fear getting because they are afraid of the pain associated with the procedure, but in reality, it is not painful, as many people think. Dental implants are not much more painful than regular tooth extraction and the pain should be completely gone in a week or less.