Are dental implants painful?

Pain is a common worry among patients who are considering dental implants. The mere thought of undertaking an oral operation can make a lot of people uncomfortable, yet the placement of a dental implant in Melbourne is relatively painless.

To ensure that you will feel comfortable throughout the procedure, our dental team at High Dental Implants will use local anaesthesia. If you are really nervous about the procedure and you want to ensure that you will stay calm during the operation, we can also offer sedation such as oral sedation or IV sedation (depending on your needs and the specifics of your implant operation).

At High Dental Implants, we have successfully carried out many dental implant operations over the years, offering the highest standard of care and catering for the specific needs of our patients. Interested in replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant in Melbourne? Then keep reading.

Is implant surgery painful?

Pain is out of the question when anaesthesia is used, because the mouth becomes numb, but some people may feel slightly uncomfortable when dental implants are fitted. If you suffer from dental phobia, then needles and dental tools can be quite upsetting and that is why you should talk to your dentist in advance and set your comfort zone.

In general, most patients who are fitted with a dental implant in Melbourne or more tend to agree that post-treatment pain is manageable. Although discomfort is to be expected, the fitting of a dental implant in Melbourne is not as uncomfortable as other oral treatments (i.e. root canal treatment). Pain and discomfort after the treatment are dependent on the complexity of each case and the sensitivity of each patient. Even so, your dentist will provide prescribed painkillers and anti-inflammatory medication for ultimate comfort and pain relief.

If you bleed after the operation, your dentist will ask you to bite lightly on a gauze pad that will be placed over your dental implants to stop the bleeding. You may need to replace the gauze and repeat the procedure for a few hours after the operation. Finally, it’s important to get plenty of rest in order to facilitate healing.

All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.