Are Dental Implants Painful?
Going to the dentist is something many people actively avoid. However, neglecting your oral health can lead to extensive – and costly – problems down the line. At the Fawcett Center for Dentistry, we offer a number of sedation techniques designed to maximize your comfort during treatment so you can receive the care you need. Our patients who choose to replace their missing teeth with dental implants often take advantage of our sedation dentistry options, making this innovative tooth replacement procedure virtually pain-free.
With that in mind, some dental implant patients can be just as nervous about post-operative discomfort as they are about the procedure itself. To reduce discomfort in the days following the dental implant procedure, here are some things many patients have found helpful during the healing process:
- Oral pain medication
- Ice packs
- Warm salt-water mouth rinses
- Adequate rest
In addition, our practice provides comprehensive post-operative instructions for oral hygiene as well as foods to avoid that may irritate the gums in the days immediately following your dental implant procedure. Though the initial recovery time for dental implants typically lasts 7-10 days, many of our patients ultimately report a very high satisfaction rate with the final results.
To learn more about the dental implant recovery process, or to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice today.
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