Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Do Dental Implants Hurt?


June 11, 2024

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Este Medical Group

If you’re considering dental implants, one of the most pressing questions you may have is “are dental implants painful?” Here at Este Medical, we’re here to address those worries and ensure you have all the information you need about dental implants recovery and pain.

Let’s explore the truth behind dental implant pain and how our dental implants specialist team prioritise patient well-being by ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience from consultation to aftercare.  

Do Dental Implants Hurt?  

Going into any dental procedure, especially one as transformative as dental implants, often comes with understandable concerns about pain and discomfort. Before dental implant treatment with our specialists begins, we administer local anaesthetic to make sure the procedure itself is completely pain-free.  

In the week after your procedure, it is normal to experience some discomfort or tenderness. However, if you experience persistent or unbearable pain after dental implant treatment, it’s important to get in touch with our experts. We’re available to address any concerns and provide support throughout your recovery journey.  

What Happens During Dental Implant Surgery?  

If you’re a prospective dental implant patient, it’s important to understand what happens during the procedure, as this can help to alleviate anxiety.  

Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the crown. The titanium screw, which forms the implant, is securely placed into the jawbone, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. This secure attachment ensures stability and longevity for your new smile.  

Once the implant is in bonded to the jawbone and healed, the abutment and crown are attached, matching the size and colour of surrounding teeth for a seamless smile restoration. Our experienced team ensures precise placement and attention to detail throughout the entire treatment, minimising discomfort during and after the procedure. The procedure itself can take around 2-3 hours.  

While the implant heals, you won’t be without teeth. You’ll be fitted with temporary teeth to ensure you can eat, speak, and smile confidently throughout the healing process.  

Watch Ian’s dental implant journey with the Este Medical team below to find out what to expect during dental implants treatment.  

How Long Will It Take Me to Recover?  

Full recovery after dental implants at our dental implant clinic in Dubai will vary by person.  

Within the initial 72-hour period, it's typical to experience some swelling or bruising around the implant site. This is a natural part of the healing process and can be effectively managed by applying a small ice pack to the area for 10 minutes every hour.

As the first three days pass, you should notice a reduction in swelling, and the area around the implant will begin to show signs of healing.

Over four to eight months, osseointegration takes place. This is when the implant fuses with the jawbone and is an essential step to ensure the longevity and stability of the implant.  

Take a look at our incredible dental implants treatment before and afters below.  

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Are There Any Risks Associated with Dental Implants?  

While dental implants are generally safe, as with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks to consider. These may include infection, nerve damage, or implant failure.  

However, with Este Medical's advanced approach and adherence to strict safety protocols, the risk of any complications is significantly minimised at our dental implant clinic in Dubai. During your consultation, we'll discuss these risks in detail and address any concerns you may have to put your mind at ease.  

How Can I Manage Pain at Home?  

Our team will provide you with comprehensive dental implant procedure aftercare instructions to ensure you know how best to look after your new implants from home and reduce any discomfort. However, there are a few other things you can do at home to alleviate pain, including:

  • Over-the-counter Pain Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol can help manage post-operative pain. Follow the dosage instructions provided and consult with our team if you have any concerns or if the dental implant procedure pain persists.
  • Ice Packs: Applying ice packs to the affected area can help reduce swelling and numb the sensation of pain. Wrap the ice pack in a cloth or towel and apply it to the cheek or jaw near the surgical site for 10 to 15 minutes at a time, several times a day.
  • Dietary Recommendations: By sticking to soft foods that require minimal chewing, you can avoid putting pressure on the implant site. Choose nutritious options like smoothies, yoghurt, mashed potatoes, and soups. Be sure to avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods that could irritate the surgical site.
  • Rest and Relaxation: Allow your body to rest and recuperate following dental implants treatment. Avoid strenuous activities and get plenty of rest to aid in the healing process. It’s also important to elevate your head while sleeping to reduce swelling and discomfort.

So, Are Dental Implants Painful?

At Este Medical, we understand the importance of alleviating concerns about pain associated with dental implant treatment. The treatment is a truly life-changing experience and we’re committed to ensuring it is as comfortable as possible.  

With our expertise, advanced pain management techniques, and comprehensive care approach, we deliver a comfortable and stress-free experience for our patients every time.

Considering dental implants in Dubai? Book a consultation with our dental implant specialist team today to take the first step toward restoring your smile with confidence!

Last Updated:

June 11, 2024

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