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Are Dental Implants painful?

What is involved in dental implant surgery?

Dental implant surgery is a procedure used to replace missing teeth with artificial ones. It involves the insertion of one or more small titanium posts into the jawbone. The post, which acts as an artificial root, is then fitted with a prosthetic tooth or bridge. During the surgery, the area around the implant will be numbed with local anaesthesia so that any discomfort is minimal.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you are considering getting dental implants, the first step is to determine if you are a good candidate. Dental implants can be an effective solution to missing teeth, but they aren’t right for everyone. To determine if you would be a good candidate for dental implants, your dentist will evaluate your overall oral health and determine if any underlying medical conditions could interfere with the success of the treatment.

How Painful is Dental Implant Surgery?

When it comes to the prospect of dental implant surgery, many people are concerned about how painful it will be. Fortunately, modern technology and anaesthesia have made dental treatment much more comfortable than in past generations. While some pain may be experienced during the procedure, most patients report that it is minimal and well-managed with anaesthetic and post-operative medications.

During the procedure, a local aesthetic will be used to numb the area around your mouth where the implant is being placed. This ensures that you won’t feel any pain during the actual implantation process. 

How long is dental implant recovery?

The recovery time for dental implant surgery varies from person to person, but it generally takes a few weeks to fully recover. Immediately following the procedure, there may be some pain and discomfort, as well as swelling and bruising in the area around the implant. This is normal and should subside over time with rest and medications prescribed by your dentist.

You may also experience some numbness or tingling in your lips, gums, or chin for a few days after the procedure. This is also normal and should go away on its own.

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