Some minor pain and discomfort are normal after the surgery, when the numbing agents and sedation wear off. You may feel some pain, discomfort, swelling, bruising and inflammation by the end of the day. In most cases, the discomfort will peak within 2-3 days after your treatment and then begin to subside relatively quickly. On average, a patient may feel discomfort in the treated area, face, and jaw for at least 7 days. Discomfort levels may vary from person to person and depending on the number of implants placed. Some minor bleeding is also common for the first 24 hours after treatment.
Patients may expect some swelling, but the dentist may give antibiotics and painkillers to treat pain and swelling. Similar to other dental procedures using an ice pack can help with the swelling. Follow the instructions given to you by Smile Centre to ensure that you modify your diet and activities properly and give your mouth enough time to heal. Swelling and pain start to decrease from the third day after the procedure. Within 14 days, the patient may have no pain, and the implant may finally be healing nicely. If the pain and swelling are still present on the 14th day, a patient may need to visit a dentist immediately as it may be a sign of infection.