Do you have a low pain tolerance? Are you afraid of the pain that may result from correcting your teeth? Have you heard horror stories about how painful dental implants can be?
Everyone’s experience, of course, is unique. When it comes to dental implants, you may or may not suffer pain. A dentist in Austin, TX will be delighted to tell you about the dental implant procedure and what to expect.
When Getting Dental Implants, What Should You Expect?
Dental implant surgery is normally performed under dental sedation, local anesthetic, or general anesthesia, which means you should not experience any pain during the procedure.
There may be some pain and/or discomfort during recuperation, which might last a few days, but it is usually treated with medicine. If you have pain that lasts longer than a few days and/or worsens, your dental experts will be able to advise you on the best course of action. Following dental implant surgery, patients had the following post-operative discomfort symptoms:
- Surgery site bleeding
- Swelling of the face and gums
- Minor bruising
- Jaw discomfort
Once the dental implant surgery is completed, the oral surgeon will provide you with an aftercare program that includes, but is not limited to:
- Prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers
- As much as possible, stay away from hot or hard meals.
- Ice packs can help to reduce swelling.
- Rest on the day of the treatment and possibly for a few days afterward, depending on how you feel.
Are you curious to learn more?
Are you ready to start your adventure today and have your dental implants after reading this article and realizing the discomfort isn’t as bad as it may seem? Are you prepared to laugh and smile as you’ve never laughed before?
Call our doctors, Dr. Michael Zhuo, Dr. Wendy Wang, Dr. AJ Salman, Dr. Darshini Ratanraj, and Dr. Michael Georgy, in our office in Northcote, Auckland, New Zealand, and schedule your consultation to start your journey to regain your confidence and smile more!