Peter Ngai, DMD and Penny L. Phipps, DDS
6 McBride and Son Center | Chesterfield, Missouri 63005

Do implants hurt?

In most cases, patients have reported minimal pain after the dental implant procedure. Local anesthesia will be used during the surgery to minimize discomfort, but general anesthesia is rarely necessary.

While the implant site will be tender for a few days afterwards, it is usually no worse than the pain of a tooth extraction. Over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen is normally sufficient to manage the pain after an implant procedure.

If you experience severe pain after your implant surgery, please contact our office immediately. Severe pain could be a sign of infection or other complication. Your dentist will want to schedule a follow-up examination to ensure there are no problems with the implant site.

Once the implant site heals, it will be painless. You will not feel the fusing process as it takes place, and your bite should feel completely natural once the implant supported tooth or teeth are set into place.

If you have any pain or discomfort when biting or chewing, contact our office. We may need to adjust the bite on your tooth. Ignoring an improperly aligned implant crown can lead to complications or implant failure, so please make a follow-up appointment.

Call our office to schedule a consultation for dental implants today!