How Painful Are Dental Implants?


By Brandie Umar, Executive Director of ContentLast modified: October 10, 2011

How Painful Are Dental Implants?

Generally, patients are given local anesthetic before a dental implant operation, meaning you will be awake during surgery but your mouth will be numb. In some cases the patient needs to be asleep for the procedure. If this is needed, general anesthetic will be given and there will be no pain.

After surgery there will be swelling in the mouth as the implants settle in your gum. Any discomfort can be controlled with painkillers. 

If you experience severe pain after dental implants patients should contact a dentist immediately. 

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