Dental Implant

How painful is a dental implant?

The dental implant procedure itself is not painful since it is performed with either general or local anaesthesia to completely numb the mouth. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not cause you discomfort. You will be comforted to know that placing an implant is easier than taking a tooth out.

After dental implantation, once the numbness wears off, mild pain may be noticed by the patient. The persons who undergo the procedure say this pain is less than the pain of tooth extraction. On average, a patient may feel discomfort in the treated area, face, and jaw for 7 to 10 days. Patients may expect some swelling but the dentist may give antibiotics and painkillers to treat pain and swelling. 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.