Do Dental Implants Hurt? Why You Shouldn’t Be Worried.

Affecting up to 24% of the people in the U.S, It is common for patients to experience fear about going to the dentist, and they worry that their procedure will hurt. We don’t ever want our patients to avoid the care they need or want because they are afraid of the pain or feeling anxious. This is why Ridge Crest Periodontics Dental provides sedation dentistry for patient comfort.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a fake tooth that operates and looks just like a regular tooth. Using the latest technology, we can shape and color a dental implant to match the patient’s natural teeth, creating a tooth that is indistinguishable from the others.

Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing tooth. Your dentist will first implant a titanium rod into the space where the natural tooth used to be. This rod will function as the root of the tooth, and over time it will bond with the bone, forming support stronger than a natural tooth’s. The actual tooth is placed by your dentist, typically after the implant heals.

Once fully healed, dental implants function just like natural teeth, returning quality of life to patients. The appeal that implants have for our customers is easy to see. With dental implants, we can save our patient’s smiles and change their lives for the better. One of the most common questions that our practice gets asked is about the procedures if they hurt.

Are Dental Implants Painful?

No, they are not painful. Your comfort and the quality of your dental care are our most important concerns, and we will never proceed with a painful procedure.

Using a local anesthetic, your dentist immediately numb the area of the implant. Patients will feel no pain during the procedure though they may experience occasional discomfort like pressure as the dentist works. During the healing process from the procedure, patients may experience soreness, swelling, and discomfort. Your dentist will likely prescribe a pain medication to help with tooth implant pain, avoid any dental implant complications and for a faster recovery.

From the moment that you come into our office and all the time that you sit in the chair Dr. Ethan Moulton and his team want to ensure that every patient is relaxed and ready for their treatment. We respond dynamically to the needs of our patients to ensure the best appointment possible.

What Is Sedation Dentistry?

We can ease the tension some patients experience using nitrous oxide, allowing them to relax and get through their dental appointments. Combined with an anesthetic, the patient will feel completely numb and sedated but conscious state, during which the dentist will operate on the patient.

Why Would I Need An Implant Dentistry?

As intimidating as the procedure can sound, we wholeheartedly recommend dental implants to our patients. It is a common misconception that dental implants are purely cosmetic and do nothing for your oral health. There are many benefits to getting dental implants, including:

  • Helping prevent gum loss where missing teeth took place
  • Promote healthy jaw bone density
  • Prevent migration of the remaining teeth
  • Improve the physical appearance of the patient’s smile
  • Makes tasks like chewing, drinking, and eating easier
  • Returns quality of life to dental patients

Expert Dentistry In Idaho Falls, With Dr. Ethan Moulton

Your local dentist is here to help. Whether you need a dental implant procedure, treatment for periodontal disease, minor oral surgery, or root grafting, we can help. We take pride in our community and the service we provide to our clients.

 If you are in need of dental implant surgery or want to visit your local Idaho Falls dentist for a check-up, contact our team at Ridge Crest Periodontics today to schedule a time to come in for a consultation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your oral health goals.

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