Patients seeking a reliable replacement option after tooth loss can benefit from dental implants at our San Antonio, TX practice. Currently, dental implants boast the highest success rate of any other teeth replacement solution.
These titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and can be restored with crowns, bridges, and dentures. Because implants are placed during an oral surgery procedure, patients can expect some amount of discomfort following treatment.
Here, our team will talk about reducing discomfort after dental implant surgery, and offer tips for a comfortable, successful recovery.
The answer to this question will be different for each individual, and will depend on a number of factors, including:
That being said, the majority of patients report that the discomfort level after implant placement is comparable to that of extraction. In most cases, patients can return to work and normal activities in one to two days.
In addition to discomfort, patients may experience swelling and bruising. These side effects are temporary and should begin to diminish in three to four days after your procedure.
There are several ways that patients can reduce discomfort after dental implant surgery. We recommend that you:
Although rare, complications can occur after any surgical procedure. If you notice signs of infection, such as drainage from the gums or a fever of 101 degrees or more, contact your doctor right away. Generally, a round of antibiotics can get you back on track and reduce your discomfort.
To learn more, schedule a consultation at our practice. Call us at (210) 349-3745 or contact us online.
Dr Perry is a great dentist. Very kind and informative. I feel like he is personally invested in my health. He always takes the time to sit and discuss any issues I'm having - I never feel like they're rushing me out.