You’ve heard the expression, “like pulling teeth.” But you probably haven’t heard anyone describe something painful by using the words, “like placing teeth.” So if you’re considering getting dental implants, the question arises: how much will dental implant surgery hurt, if at all? Find out how much pain you can expect during and after your dental implant surgery!
Before Implant Surgery
You may need some supporting procedures in order to maximize your chance of long-term success, free of complications, with your dental implants. While it won’t be anything close to qualifying as unbearable, the discomfort you may feel when having teeth pulled, to make way for dental implants, just might be the closest thing to the pain you experience throughout the entire process of having your new teeth placed.
During Implant Surgery
This is where a lot of people’s anxieties about dental implants come in. Worrying about how much pain you will be in is a valid concern, will the procedure hurt? Not to worry though, after an initial dose of a local anesthetic, you won’t feel anything more than mild pressure at the implant site as your dentist works to place your dental implants. That’s right. You won’t feel the incision to your gums or the dental drill piloting the holes for your dental implants to screw securely into.
Whilst local anesthetic is the gold standard at this point, there are also other options. One of those options is IV Sedation!
IV Sedation Helps Prevent Pain!
In the not so distant past, there were not a great amount of ways to prevent the spread of pain throughout the oral cavity during dental implant surgery. But thankfully, we have continued to innovate new ways to keep you feeling comfortable during this intense procedure.
One of our newest forms of sedation goes beyond local anesthetic to provide the most comforting experience; a method known as IV Sedation. Administered intravenously by a trained anesthesiologist, IV Sedation will make the whole procedure go by in the blink of an eye. Of course, you will still have the side effects of the wearing off sedation but you will not remember the procedure.
This is especially helpful for patients with moderate or severe anxiety about dentists. We know how all too common it is today for someone to have a bad experience with a doctor. That is why we strive to provide as many ways to provide a safe and comfortable procedure as possible.
After Implant Surgery
After the local anesthesia wears off and its numbing effects no longer mask the pain, you’ll need to take pain medication such as ibuprofen to manage the pain and swelling at the implant sites. The swelling and tenderness at the implant sites should begin to fade away in just a day or two and should be completely gone not long after that.
Though rare, any prolonged discomfort at the implant site should be discussed with your dentist. For those looking into dental implants in the Villages, FL, you can expect complications to be especially rare and for the success rate to fall somewhere above the national average dental implant success rate of about 98 percent.
Find Out More About Dental Implants in The Villages, FL!
With safety and comfort being some of the pillars our practice is built on, Dental Implants of Ocala is ready to help ease your anxieties and provide a pain-free dental implant procedure. With the excellent Dr. Brand’s decades of experience in providing high-quality low-pain dental implant procedures, we say with certainty we will be able to help you find your perfect smile!
If you or a loved one are in search of a dental implant specialist that will work for you, come to Dental Implants of Ocala! You can schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (352) 306-5595. With no pain, there is no fear to come in and get started on your customized dental implant treatment today.