Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the recovery time for a Dental Implant?

You might require pain medicines or antibiotics following your implant procedure.

Recovery time for a Dental Implant

If you landed here, chances are you have questions about how long does it take for gums to heal after dental implants? Is there throbbing pain after dental implant, or how long do dental implants hurt?

Whether your dentist performs your procedure in one stage or several, you could experience discomfort — like you would with many other dental surgeries. This discomfort could be:

·       Bruising of your gums and skin

·       Swelling of your face and gums

·       Minor bleeding

·       Pain at the implant area

You might require pain medicines or antibiotics following your implant procedure. If discomfort, swelling or any other issue becomes worse in the days following your procedure, contact your dentist.

After every surgery stage, you might need to consume softer foods until your surgical area heals. Generally, your dentist will use self-dissolving stitches. If not, they’ll need to remove them.

How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

There’s no set recovery time for all implant patients since each patient’s unique oral condition will affect the surgery. The following could affect your recovery time:

·       The number of teeth you have extracted and implanted (single, multiple or whole jaw)

·       If your bone is healthy enough for the implants to adhere to

·       If your procedure requires bone grafting

·       Individual differences and healing time

Your tolerances and lifestyle choices may greatly impact your dental implant healing time. For instance, if you smoke, you should avoid smoking or at least minimize it for a week or two after your procedure. If you smoke after surgery, you could increase the amount of time it takes to recover or cause possible harm to your healing process, especially if you had grafting done.

If you had a simple implant placement procedure with no grafting, you would likely experience very little to no swelling or discomfort after your operation. If you do, it will likely only last for a few days. The dentist may prescribe you medication to help with any pain. After around seven to 10 days, you should be able to get back to your regular diet routine. However, sometimes patients may have to stick with a soft diet after their surgery for up to six weeks. The dentist will let you know.

How Long Do Dental Implants Hurt?

They type of implant surgery you have will determine how much dental implant procedure pain you experience:

·       Simple procedure: If you only had one tooth replaced, your bone is healthy, and you require no grafting, you should only experience minimal discomfort.

·       Moderate procedure: Many individuals undergo a moderate implant procedure and typically experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort following their procedure.

·       Complex procedure: Some individuals might experience a longer recovery time. For those who receive many implants or experience a difficult procedure, it could cause more pain, and the dentist will likely recommend eating only soft food for around six weeks after the procedure.

Is There Severe Pain After Dental Implant?

Here you’ll find a general pain timeline for your recovery time:

1. Dental Implant Pain After 1 Week

At this point, it’s normal for you to experience some pain.

2. Dental Implant Pain After 2 Weeks

Your pain should have gone away at this point. If not, call your dentist immediately as it could indicate an infection.

3. Dental Implant Pain After 3 Months

If you’re experiencing pain at this point, it could be due to one of these reasons:

·       Poor blood supply

·       Autoimmune disease

·       An infection

·       Interactions with other medicines

·       Allergic reaction

·       A complication known as overloading

·       Tissue or nerve damage

·       Your body rejecting the implant

In any of these cases, contact your friendly staff at Esteem Dental right away and we will help.