Do Dental Implants hurt?When considering getting dental implants, one of the first questions people often ask is, “do dental implants hurt?” The short answer is no, but let’s explore it a little further. Dental implants replace missing teeth and are titanium posts that are carefully surgically placed into your jawbone in order to hold a replacement tooth or teeth in place. Dental implant surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. Recovery from surgery can take a few days and you may experience some swelling and bruising during this time, but this can be controlled with painkillers if necessary. Once the dental implant has healed and fused with the bone, you will then need to have a crown or other restoration placed on top. This can be done using a simple procedure called abutment placement, which again is usually carried out under local anaesthetic. Once the abutment is in place, your new tooth will be fitted soon. So in answer to the question Do dental implants hurt?” – No, they shouldn’t! At worst, you may experience some discomfort during recovery from surgery, but this can be easily managed with painkillers if necessary. If you have any concerns about replacing missing teeth with dental implants, please don’t hesitate to speak to one of the team members here at Perio and Implants, who will be happy to talk through the process with you and put your mind at ease.
Joan’s story“As someone who has had dental implants due to missing teeth, I can tell you that my dental implant procedure is surprisingly painless. Of course, everyone’s pain tolerance is different, and pain thresholds may vary. But in my experience, the local anaesthesia used during the surgery was more than sufficient to numb any sensation. I was expecting the worst but I didn’t feel a thing! The worst part of the entire dental implant process was actually getting numb and the local anaesthetic injections to numb my gums in preparation for surgery. But even that wasn’t too bad. If you’re considering dental implants, don’t let fear of pain hold you back. It really isn’t a big deal.”
Trevor’s story“I was one of those crazily nervous patients, which stems back to my childhood. Dr Chong suggested I include sedation as he wanted this to ensure my comfort and reduce my huge anxiety levels. I honestly do not remember the dental implant procedure as I slept through the whole procedure, and I didn’t feel any significant discomfort or pain.” Sedation is an important option for patients with heightened anxiety; it can be a “godsend” and invaluable for highly anxious patients. We have a consultant anaesthetist who administers the sedation here at Perio and Implants.
Why is a qualified Anaesthetist an important member of the dental team?An anaesthetist is the best-qualified professional to administer sedation, particularly in a dental implant procedure. Unlike dentists, anaesthetists have had extensive training in administering anaesthesia and sedation medications and monitoring patients’ vital signs during a surgical or medical procedure. Furthermore, an anaesthetist will be able to provide a tailored sedation plan for you based on your individual needs, ensuring that the level of sedation is safe and effective. If you need additional treatment support, I recommend speaking to your dentist about this option. Regardless of whether or not you choose to use sedation or local anaesthesia, dental implants can be a comfortable and straightforward procedure. And the gold standard of treatment if you have missing teeth. It is important to remember that our dental team here at Perio and Implants are highly qualified professionals who use the best dental implant systems available and have your best interests at heart, so feel free to ask as many questions about dental implants as you need in order to put your mind at ease. Dental implant surgery can be a very positive experience with minimal discomfort with the proper care and preparation if you have missing teeth, false teeth, or neglected natural teeth. Don’t let fear of any surgical procedure pain hold you back from having dental implant treatment and getting the smile you deserve. Dental Implants safe and well-researched. Book your initial consultation with our team of experts
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