Are Dental Implants Painful?

Are Dental Implants Painful?

Many of us have grown to associate the dentist with discomfort, whether the vibrations from teeth cleaning or the whirl of a drill to fill a cavity. Of course, surgical procedures can lead to even more apprehension, but the experts at Dental Traditions are dedicated to your comfort.

If you have a missing tooth, don't let fear keep you from restoring your smile. Dental implants from the Fayetteville, GA, office of Dr. Ed Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Alvarez do require surgery, but we keep discomfort to a minimum for a quick recovery and a healthy smile.

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is used to replace a tooth that has fallen out or requires removal. The implant portion resembles a tiny metal screw, which is embedded into the jawbone to serve as the root for an artificial tooth.

Will a dental implant cause me pain?

As with any surgery, some discomfort is to be expected, but the dentists at our Fayetteville, GA, office will keep you as comfortable as possible during your dental implant procedure. We will provide anesthesia before making a small incision in the gum. The implant will be secured into the jawbone, and as the bone regrows it will become permanently held in place.

You will likely experience soreness for a few days after this portion of the procedure and may be prescribed a pain reliever. Eating soft foods for the first several days should help prevent discomfort. Once healed, you won't even feel the implant.

The second portion of the procedure should cause no discomfort. An artificial tooth, shaped, tinted, and sized to match your natural teeth, will be secured to the top of the implant. This will provide you with a fully functional, comfortable, and attractive tooth and complete your smile.

You will be able to bite, chew, brush and floss like normal with no irritation. You may even find your mouth is more comfortable with a dental implant, as you no longer have the void from a missing tooth.

Consider dental implants from the Fayetteville, GA, office of Dr. Richardson, Dr. Robinson, and Dr. Alvarez. Call Dental Traditions at 770-487-9797.