Dental Implant Pain Help In Albuquerque
Why do I have Tooth Implant Pain?
Are dental implants painful?
How painful are dental implants?
After your dental implants – what type of pain to expect once your dental implant surgery is completed
If you have ever had to visit a dentist for more than a check-up, you will know that the mouth and your teeth can be a painful area to have tampered with; therefore it is understandable that pain is a pretty common concern amongst individuals who are considering dental implants. Furthermore there are often a variety of separate procedures all of which can have their own side effects and cause different kinds of pain. This guide will tell you what to expect and how to cope and relieve any unwanted pain from dental implant surgery.
Why Are There Multiple Stages and What Stage Is Painful?
Dental implants usually require a variety of visits to the dentist, this is because initially the damaged tooth has to be removed. In a second separate procedure your Jawbone needs to be prepared for surgery, this can often require complicated bone grafting. A metal post is then placed in your jawbone to which an abutment is attached. An abutment is a piece of supporting material over which the tooth can be implanted. Finally your dental implant dentist can make final molds of your teeth and place the final tooth onto the newly affixed implant.
Although dental surgery has advanced a lot and some of these stages can be combined into one, usually between each of the above stages there needs to be a set amount of healing time. This ranges from months for bone grafts to set (bone grafts are used when your jawbone is too thin to support the implant), or sometimes weeks for soft tissue damage.
Does The Dental Implant Procedure Have A lot Of Pain Associated With It?
In short no. Although we often hear “draconian tales” of drills and screams, this is rarely the case anymore. The dentist will ensure that you have all the pain relief you need during the procedure and usually the worst thing you have to endure is an anaesthetic injection, but even this will be delivered after a numbing ointment such as Lidocaine is administered.
How Long Do I Have To Deal With Pain After Getting Dental Implants?
This depends on the procedure. After a bone graft for example it can vary between a few weeks to several months depending on the size of grafting. Usually you should estimate that it takes around 1-2 weeks between each procedure to heal fully.
The worst pain will occur in the first few days (2-5 days). When your dentist’s anesthetic wares off your moth tissue will not have properly bruised and the inflammation will have not reached its peak extent. However the pain will quickly set in, the side effects you can expect are as follows:
· Persistent bleeding (your dentist will tell you what is normal)
· Swelling and inflammation that is very sore to the touch
· Mouth ulcers
These will be most severe between day two and five after each procedure. However it is important to understand that your dentists will prescribe you everything that you need in order to cope with the pain. The pain will fluctuate as your mouth tissue adjusts to the change and your meds drop in and out of effectiveness.
What can you expect in terms of “function”?
Day One: after a procedure you will probably be in some pain and discomfort, you will probably not be able to move your mouth and will have to keep your teeth clamped shut in the most comfortable position you can find. You should only change this to drink fluids (important for recovery) and taking pain medication as directed. You should not attempt to eat solids, ingest hot or irritating liquids (nothing salty/ spicy). And at this stage you should not attempt to clean your teeth or use mouth wash. Only water as directed by your dentist.
Day Two: This will probably be the most painful day, but once again you will have the medication to deal with this. Larger bruises and swollen inflamed areas might start to appear that are very sore. You will need to keep hydrated and eat in liquid form to ensure that your energy levels are high enough to help you recover.
Day Three: Your swelling and bruising is as big as its going to get and will only start to go down from this point, which is good news, keep using your medication as directed and ensure that you are feeding as much as possible whilst keeping hydrated. If ulcers are going to appear it is usually around the day three mark.
Day Four: Your swelling and bruises have started to heal slightly and if you were unlucky enough to develop any mouth ulcers they will be as big as they are going to be, from this day like your bruising and swelling they will start to heal. If required your dentist or pharmacist can prescribe you something to help your ulcers heal.
If you are in pain for an extended amount after the first four days then you need to contact an emergency dentist to get seen right away to make sure that there aren’t any other complex complications pertaining to the surgery.
This pretty much encompasses the most painful post procedure. The severity of everything covered will obviously vary by the amount and depth of work that the dentists is having to do.