Is pain after dental implants normal?

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Implantation surgery is a modern technique for replacing lost teeth. Throughout the world, dental clinics utilise it with great success. The key component of the procedure is the implantation of a titanium rod to act as a sturdy support for the crown in place of the missing root in the bone. Following implantation, patients may feel uncomfortable and painful, which is a typical reaction to surgery in the body. 

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Is placing dental implants painful?

Depending on the clinical scenario, the dental implant can be placed in the mouth in 30 to 60 minutes. It could take many hours in the dental chair to complete a full implantation procedure on 4-6 dental implants or maxillary zygomatic implantation. 

The patient does not experience pain during the implantation surgery, regardless of the scope of the surgical intervention. Dentistry uses modern anaesthetics to entirely alleviate pain and discomfort.

How long after implantation surgery does the gum hurt?

Dissecting the gum and suturing it is required in order to put the dental implant into the bone. This indicates that it won’t recover in 1-2 days, therefore, during the first 3–4 days, a person may endure pain of a different kind. In the first week of implantation the gums may be swollen and itching may last for up to 7 to 10 days. It is advised to rigorously follow the visiting dentist’s prescription when taking painkillers or doing any other manipulations, such as rinsing.

Do you experience headaches following dental implantation?

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The possibility of a variety of outcomes, including the most frequent one, a headache, cannot always be totally eliminated. It frequently happens when working on the upper jaw. You may have fatigue, a lack of strength, or vertigo when the anaesthetic wears off. The duration of these symptoms shouldn’t exceed 2–5 days. 

6 days after implantation surgery, is there pain?

Up to 10 days after the implantation procedure, and in some cases a little longer, pain and itching may persist before the sutures are removed. Therefore, if there are no adverse consequences and discomfort, such as bleeding, purulent discharge, or high temperature, do not worry if the operated area is still in pain and discomfort on day 6.

How may pain be lessened during the healing process?

Following the procedure, the implantologist goes into great depth about the required advice that will make it easier to get through the recovery period and avoid pain and discomfort. 

Although each list is unique, the following commonalities stand out:

  • Consistent usage of painkillers. As a tip, take the first dose of the painkiller prior to the anaesthesia wearing off;

  • The use of mouthwashes, antiseptics, and anti-inflammatory medications;

  • Ice should be applied to the cheek to minimise swelling and, consequently, pain and discomfort;

  • To get more rest. Remain on your back or the side opposite the procedure as you sleep;

  • Avoid eating foods that are hot, salty, crunchy, or extremely chilly to avoid damaging the surgical region and causing swelling.

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