Dental Implants: Are They Truly Painful?

January 2, 2023
Dental Implants: Are They Truly Painful?

The vast majority of times when a patient is asked about the need for dental implants in Cherry Hills, the first question that comes to mind is whether it’s going to hurt or be uncomfortable. This is largely due to the fear of the unknown, which most of us have, along with the stress we usually suffer when we go to a doctor's office. So, let's clear up those doubts about dental implants.


Is Dental Implant Surgery Painful?

While the dental implant procedure is considered major oral surgery, dentists use general or local anesthesia and sometimes sedation as well, which means you probably won't feel any pain.  

Also, there are no nerves in the jaw, so after the incision is made in the gums, you will feel pressure while the screw is being implanted, but no pain. Your dentist may also give you pain medication to take before the procedure so that it will be working when the anesthesia wears off.

Will There Be Pain After the Dental Implant Procedure?

Most patients experience discomfort at the dental implant site, face, and jaw for approximately 10 days after the procedure. Over-the-counter pain relievers are usually sufficient to reduce discomfort.

In some cases, for example, when several implants are placed at the same time, the dentist will prescribe a stronger pain reliever. Within two weeks, most patients feel no more pain as the implant continues to heal, but if you still have pain and swelling by day 14 after surgery, you may have an infection and should return to the dentist immediately.


Do You Need Dental Implants in Cherry Hills?

The experience of dental implant surgery with anesthesia and sedation is very positive. So, you can rest assured that pain will be no problem during and after your surgery. If you're ready to take the step to a better smile, don't hesitate to contact us today at Sopris Smiles and we'll be happy to accommodate your requests.