If you have missing teeth and you’re researching dental implants, you may have seen the surgical process and wondered, is implant treatment painful? Receiving dental implants means receiving a fixed, natural-looking smile, but it also means oral surgery. In our office, we help minimize bone and soft tissue pain during implant treatment and help ensure that the process of receiving dental implants in our Fullerton, CA, office is comfortable for patients.
Reducing Pain in Treatment with Dental Implants in Fullerton, CA
There are multiple aspects of implant treatment to consider, including preparation and post-op care:
Implant Treatment Can Reverse Pain from Infections
To prepare for implant treatment, we must ensure that patients are healthy. Patients with problems like gum disease or tooth decay will require treatment to ensure their gums, and remaining teeth are free from infection. Many patients with dental infections suffer from tooth or gum pain. Addressing these problems can alleviate pain and possibly prevent further tooth loss, as severe tooth decay or gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Ultimately, these treatments and implant treatment itself will help address problems that cause pain.
The Implant Procedure
Before the implant surgery, we will numb the treated areas so you will not feel any pain. As with other oral surgeries, the jaw bone and the gum tissue will be under trauma, as we must insert the titanium implant post in the jaw bone beneath the gums. Some patients who receive implants will require gum flap surgery, while others may not. However, you will not feel any pain during the implant procedure.
Directly after your implant surgery, you will want to eat a soft diet and avoid hard or crunchy foods to help your gums heal and to minimize pain in the treated areas. We will also recommend pain relievers for patients after the numbness wears off from the implant treatment. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers will help you feel more comfortable during the healing process. After a week and a half, or about ten days, you should not feel discomfort from your implants. Once the implants fully heal, we will place the final restoration, whether you require a single dental crown, a dental bridge, or a denture. This visit to our office will not be painful at all.
Dental implants are lasting tooth replacements that can improve the full function and appearance of your smile. Contact Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental for comfortable implant treatment today at (714) 888-7008 or request a dental consultation with us online. Please let us know if you have any more questions about dental implants! We will be happy to answer them for you. We aim to ensure that the implant process goes as smoothly and is as comfortable as possible.