Dental Implant Pain
Dental implant pain is a common concern
among patients who plan to undergo the procedure. Since
implants require surgery, which many consider to be a very intrusive
The fact is, simple implants pacement is less
traumatic than surgical extraction and if done correctly, shouldn't
even have post-operative pain.
If your dentist is following proper infection
control during surgery, you shouldn't even need antibiotics for
post-operative infections though most dentists do administer
antibiotics for extra protection.
Dental implant surgery is atraumatic so you don't really
need more than Advil (or Tylenol) for one or two days
after the procedure but it's important to adhere to the instructions
given by your dentist on how to keep the area clean and free from
debris to avoid infections.
Most patients even comment that the implant
procedure is an easier and less painful experience compared to that of
root canal though in general, there is some pain associated with
implant during injection and surgery but patients are rewarded with NEW
TOOTH where there was no tooth before.
And so just you know, we never experienced patients
with lingering pain after the implant surgery; well, the
dental implant procedure has 95% success rate and lingering pain are only
experienced by patients who usually suffer from implant infections
this can be considered a failure on the side of the dentist, so it's
important that you have your implants done by dentists experienced in
placing dental implants.
If you're one suffering from dental phobias, it
would be assuring to know that there are no nerve-endings in the bone
where implants are placed so pain is usually minimal.
Naturally, there would be some swelling and
bruising at the side of the mouth where the implant was placed but they
usually heal quickly just as any other bruise would.
In Mexican Dental Vacation, we administer one
tablet of Valium about half an hour before surgery which makes them
feel at ease during the surgery and they remember very little after the
dose wears off.
Possible Causes of Post Operative Dental Implant
If you're one suffering from post-operative pain
from dental implant, it's always advisable to inform your dentist about
lingering pain so he can review the procedure once again and diagnose
the problem since must have been a problem with his procedure.
The following are some of the possible causes of
the lingering dental implant pain that you're experiencing:
- Screwing technique error
- Bone infection
- Unusual infection
- Untreated infection
- Dental Injury
After diagnosing the problem and properly
identifying the cause of the post-operative pain from dental implant
you're experiencing, your dentist should be able to prescribe the
needed medication to address the issue.
Analgesics and anti-inflammatory can be prescribed
for temporary pain relief, while antibiotics may be prescribed to
subdue the infection if any.
Contrary to popular belief and the fear of dental
implant pain, any feared complications shouldn't stop you from
considering dental implants as an option to better teeth.
Whether you're experiencing some issues with your
current implants or interested to have your implants done by
experienced experts at an affordable price, please feel free to use the
form below to let us know about your concern or needs.
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