Frequently Asked Questions - Dental Implant
- What is a dental implant?
- Am I suitable for an implant?
- How much do implants cost?
- Can I get help with paying for implants?
- What are the success rates for implants?
- What are the risks of implants?
Does implant hurt?
The procedure itself is painless as it is carried out under a local anaesthetic. You may feel some discomfort once the anaesthetic has worn off but this will ease after a few days.
You may notice some swelling and your jaw may show some ‘black and blue’ bruising but this will disappear. Any pain experienced is likely to be in your jaw and gums which will be sore after treatment.
There may be a dull ache for a few days afterwards but your dentist will prescribe pain relief medication to control this.
If this pain carries on for some time then contact your dentist. Prolonged pain and discomfort is not a normal reaction and needs to be investigated further.