Does it hurt to get dental implant surgery?
Will I need to take multiple days off of work to get implants?
You wouldn’t believe some of the questions our Nashville implant dentists get! When it comes to the misconceptions about pain and discomfort during implant surgery, here’s what you should know:
When it comes to dental implants, the word “surgery” makes it sound like more of a serious procedure than the placement really is. What most people associate with pain, discomfort, or lengthy recovery times couldn’t be further from the truth when you’re discussing getting dental implants.
Each of our Nashville dental implants surgeries are done under local anesthetic. That means the area around the installation site will be completely numbed. Although other types of sedation may be available, you might not need them at all.
Most of the “recovery” time after your dental implants surgery isn’t due to the surgical procedure…it’s to let new bone form around your artificial tooth root. During this period of osseointegration, new bone grows and fuses with the surface of your implant. Over the course of four to six months, it integrates fully, preventing your implant from moving out of place and making it a permanent part of your body.
Minor gum discomfort may be noticeable around the site of your implant surgery. However, it usually only lasts for a few days and you will probably not need anything more than an over-the-counter pain reliever.
Getting dental implant surgery in Nashville is easier than you think. Compared to having a tooth pulled, getting implants is a breeze! That’s because there are no nerves involved, and the bone where the implant is being installed doesn’t have any pain receptors. Recovering from your surgical placement is straightforward and more comfortable than most people expect.
Find out more about our dental implants in Nashville. Contact Montee & Montee Dental Co. today to schedule a complimentary consultation.