Dentist Questions Dental Implants

How long does dental implant pain last?

I got a dental implant 3 days ago and it still hurts. Is this normal? How long does dental implant pain last?

9 Answers

You are having pain from an implant. The implant that you had may have an effect on the pain you are having. If you have not contacted your treating doctor, please call him. He has given you instructions, Did you follow them? If you need further instructions about your pain, he will give them to you.
It can last 7-10 days. Follow your dentist's instructions and see them if pain or swelling continues.
Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Extractions – site preservation extractions -- are the least desired of procedures and are the last diagnoses we would like to make. To heal it faster, follow these points:

-Take it easy. Rest at home, avoiding physical activity
-Use ice
-Eat soft foods
-Take prescribed antibiotics
-Keep your mouth clean
-Brush carefully
-Eat foods rich in vitamins A and C. These vitamins support the healing process.
Placing dental implants, like other dental procedures, cannot cause any pain when patient has good anesthesia, or feeling numbness. After finishing the procedure maybe patient would feel some degrees of mild to moderate pain just for the first day. Pain medication and antibiotics should always be prescribed for the patient for pain and infection control. More info about implant is available on my website:
If the dental implant is performed by an experienced and knowledgeable dentist and in a dental office equipped with the state of the art technology, the unexpected consequences should be minimal or non-existent.
It depends on the procedure. If it's a routine procedure that did not require sinus augmentation, then it's normal to be tender after an implant. But severe pain is not normal. It just depends on the surgery required. All implant procedures vary. I would recommend contacting your doctor. They can answer your question better than anyone else since they know your individual case.
Dental implants rarely, if ever cause pain. Bone, has no sensory nerves. The tissue should be healthy prior to placement. If the lower arch, it is a red flag that potentially the nerve has been damaged due to proximity. If upper arch, perhaps perforation of the sinus. If there is residual infection, or the pain comes after placement of healing cap, or crown. There may be impingement of the delicate tissues around the restoration. A CONE BEAM CT, special 3D imaging, read by a qualified oral radiologist (I use Beamreaders) is in order if it persists. Whoever placed is responsible for follow-up.
Good luck. Usually they are highly successful.

Dr. Mickiewicz

This is not intended as medical advice. Seek a qualified professional. I have no financial interest in Beamreaders.
Hello, to answer your question, how long does dental implant pain lasts, depends on many factors. Like any surgery, the cascading effect of pain generally may lasts for 7-10 days. The peak of pain and inflammation is usually the 3rd to 4th day. After that, the pain should start subsiding and generally takes several more days for pain to be completely gone. Again, this varies from person to person. Allow area to rest and let nature take its course in healing. Hope that helps. Dr Ivan Ho
The normal soreness or pain from an implant procedure lasts about 2-3 days. Typically, implant pain is described to be about 25% of that of the extraction of the very same tooth. With minimally invasive techniques like the procedures used at Pierce Aesthetics, most patients only experience about 24-48 hours of minor pain. This pain is easily managed by Ibuprofen or Tylenol pain medication. Stronger narcotic type pain medication is rarely prescribed and/or needed by our implant patients.
It depends on the type of implant surgery ..usually 2-3 days at the most