Like root canals, fillings, extractions, and other dental procedures, there is a lot of stigma floating around dental implants. The most common concern we at Dental Implants of LI hear from our Long Island area patients revolves around pain, and we want to set this record straight by clearing the air regarding what you’ll feel before, during, and after your dental implant procedure.
When you come in for your dental implant procedure, after you’ve had your consultation and we have determined that a dental implant is the best course of action for you, you’ll be made completely comfortable. By thoroughly numbing the area, we’ll ensure that you don’t feel a thing during the course of your procedure, and that you’re kept optimally comfortable.
During your procedure, the numbing medicine you’ve been given will block all pain, and much sensation at all, from being felt in your mouth. Through each step of the process, you may feel a little pressure here and there, but it won’t be a particularly painful or even uncomfortable experience. Before you know it, your procedure will be finished, and you’ll be all ready to go home!
Once you’re finished your dental implant procedure and you’re on your way home, your numbing medication may begin to wear off. During this point in the process, the ability to feel slight pain or discomfort is different for everyone, and some may feel a little while others feel nothing at all. For this, we often suggest making a short pit stop at your local drug store and picking up some over the counter pain medication like acetaminophen or ibuprofen, and taking it at the first sign of or even before you feel any pain. In the vast majority of cases, this is plenty enough to keep any discomfort at bay, and you won’t be feeling any pain at all after the numbness has worn off.
Many dental procedures have something of a pain reputation, but with modern dentistry, this is often completely unfounded. In the case of dental implants, we work to make sure you’ll feel no discomfort at all, and that any slight pain that may be felt post-procedure can be handled simply when you get home!
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