Dental implants are an invasive procedure, and though you may not feel any pain during your treatment due to numbing agents and sedation, you may experience soreness and pain afterward. At Nova Dental, we want you to be informed about what to expect after your implant placement surgery, so we’ve created this guide to help you navigate the healing process.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind about the pain after a dental implant and whether what you’re experiencing is normal:
Thanks to modern advances in oral surgery, dental implant surgery can be made virtually painless with powerful numbing agents and sedation options. However, the procedure involves opening up a hole in your gum and jaw bone, so this will naturally cause some pain and discomfort once the sedation and numbing agents wear off. For about 5-7 days after your placement procedure, you can expect to experience soreness.
Your gums will heal and your sutures will fall out if they’re self-dissolving. Most patients stop feeling much pain after about 7 days, and your mouth should be completely symptom-free after two weeks post-surgery. If this isn’t the case, give us a call to discuss your symptoms and schedule a follow-up appointment.
If you have recently had a dental implant placed and you are wondering what to expect about pain and soreness post-treatment, give us a call! It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the healing process.