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Is front tooth implant surgery painful?

I will get a dental implant on my front tooth. Is front tooth implant surgery painful?

8 Answers

Do not do implants
No, an implant is not painful BUT you should try to save your existing tooth if at all possible because it is very difficult to get a good esthetic result for a front tooth.
The procedure itself is not painful since it is performed with either general or local anesthesia to completely numb the mouth. After dental implantation, once the numbness wears off, mild to moderate pain may be noticed.
You can take over-the-counter painkillers to deal with any discomfort.
After about 24 hours, you may notice bruising, swelling and tenderness around the implant site.
The implant area will likely feel very tender and sensitive. You should avoid hot foods and crunchy foods. Your dentist will give you a full list of instructions and a recovery timeline to follow.
You’ll continue to notice these symptoms for about 3-7 days after your treatment. After about 5 days, your pain and discomfort should subside quite a bit. After about a week, your mouth will feel mostly normal again.
Thank you for your question. You will be anesthetized for the procedure. Your provider will make sure you’re comfortable for your treatment.
No. Dental implants are less traumatic to place than a dental extraction and placing them should always be painless since we have dental anesthetic and the area will be anesthetized during the procedure.
Patient will be anesthetize and should not feel pain during the procedure. After the procedure, pain medication may be prescribed if necessary, but usually over the counter pain medication is all that is needed for a day or two to help with some discomfort the patient may have.
I would tell you with the X- Nav GPS style implant technology that we use in our office I would say no, certainly NOT during the procedure. One of the reasons is with this technology we don’t even need to make incisions and it is the most precise technology readily available to dentists. Currently, I am the first and still only dentist in the state of Wisconsin to have this technology. After the procedure all I usually have to give is two Advil and two zeta-strength Tylenol for the first day, many people don’t even take that.
As with any surgical procedure minor swelling and discomfort is anticipated. During the implant placement patient is locally or generally anesthetized so they don’t feel pain . Minor pressure can still be felt during procedure if only local anesthesia was used. After implant surgery antibiotics are regularly prescribed for swelling and better healing of the site.