Dental Implants Q&A: Should They Hurt?

From the moment you consider dental implants (and likely for the rest of your life), you will find that you occasionally have questions. As we always note, we will be happy to answer all inquiries that enter your mind on the topic! Of course, you won’t be surprised to learn that we have answered just about anything you can imagine, which often includes questions about implants and pain. If you are experiencing any measure of discomfort, we urge you to come in for a visit. In the meantime, answers to some common questions may offer help.

Questions and Answers

Question: Should I expect some amount of discomfort after I receive my dental implants?

Answer: Right after you receive your implants, you can most certainly expect some discomfort for about three days or so. This is simply the result of undergoing a surgical procedure. However, you will not have to deal with any of this pain. Instead, we will set you up with instructions and any necessary prescriptions to ensure you are comfortable during the recovery process.

Question: A friend of mine experienced facial bruising after dental implant placement. Is this normal?

Answer: It is entirely normal to experience some amount of bruising and swelling for the first few days immediately following your surgery. This is the natural result of surgery and will resolve very quickly. We will offer you instructions to alleviate discomfort and minimize inflammation.

Question: Is it normal for the area surrounding my dental implants to hurt long after surgery? What if they’ve always been comfortable but now they aren’t?

Answer: This is not normal. After a few days of discomfort and swelling, you should quickly begin to return to feeling comfortable. You should also then quickly adjust to having implants in your smile. If something doesn’t feel right, call us immediately to schedule a visit.

Schedule A Visit If Something Changes With Your Implants

If you notice a change with your dental implants and the tissues surrounding them, the best decision you can make is to head in for a checkup with us. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.