Pain After A Dental Implant – Understanding What’s Normal (And What Isn’t)

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At Bear Valley Dental Care, Dr. Jashank Sampat specializes in dental implants in Boyertown. Wondering what you can expect after treatment, and what kind of pain is normal after implant surgery? Read on, and find out! 

How Much Pain Is Normal After Dental Implant Surgery

Not sure what kind of pain and symptoms you should be expecting after you get a dental implant in Boyertown from Bear Valley Dental Care? Here’s a quick overview of what’s normal. 

  • Immediately after surgery – You won’t feel pain right away, but as your sedation and numbing wear off, you may begin to experience some discomfort. Dr. Jashank Sampat will provide you with instructions to follow to minimize your pain and ensure you heal quickly.
  • 2-3 days after surgery – After about 2-3 days, you should notice a decline in your overall pain levels. Most people are able to go back to work just 1-2 days after their implant surgery. During this time, you may still notice issues like intermittent bleeding as well as bruising and swelling of the implant site.
  • 1 week after surgery – Once a week has passed, you should notice a sharp decline in pain, as well as other symptoms like bruising and swelling. Your implant site should no longer be bleeding.
  • 2 weeks after surgery – Some pain may persist up to 10-14 days after your surgery. After about two weeks, though, you should no longer feel any serious pain. The implant site may feel tender if you put pressure on it, but it should feel normal otherwise.

When Should I Get A Follow-Up For Dental Implant Pain?

So, what’s not normal after your implant surgery at Bear Valley Dental Care? What signs indicate that you may need a follow-up for your pain and discomfort? Here are a few signs to look out for. 

  • Pain keeps getting worse over time – If your pain just keeps getting worse over time, this is not normal. As you heal, your pain should improve. If you’re in a lot of discomfort and it’s not getting better, contact your dentist right away. 
  • Continued pain after two weeks – Your implant site should feel almost completely normal after two weeks. If you continue to feel pain after this time, get a follow-up right away.
  • The site looks inflamed or infected – If the gums near the implant site look gray, brown, or black, this may indicate a serious infection. Contact your dentist immediately to get help.
  • Implant feels loose or moves – Even immediately after your surgery, your dental implant should not feel loose and it shouldn’t move. If the implant is moving or wiggling, your treatment may have failed, and you should get a follow-up appointment ASAP.

Make Sure To Follow Your Healing & Recovery Instructions After Your Appointment!

The best way to prevent complications and reduce your pain and discomfort after implant surgery is to follow Dr. Sampat’s recovery instructions to the letter. Make sure that you take proper care of your mouth after surgery, and you’re unlikely to have any issues.

Ready to learn more about dental implants? Wondering if they’re a good option for you? Contact Bear Valley Dental Care online to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sampat right away. 

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